The Primacy of Personality in Pedagogy

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byJohn William Jent

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...provokes reaction and the mental phenomena involved therein. This results in the "Stream of Consciousness" which constitutes the field of introspection and leads to THE DISCOVERY OF THE SUBJECT. The unquestioned source of an infant's earliest interest is movement. Practically parallel with it is the pleasure-pain producing capacity. Therefore, the mind is born in the pain-movement-pleasure consciousness of the infant, projected in the nurse or the mother, aa the objective upon which he first intelligently reacts. Reaction soon results in a three-fold discovery: First--persons are differentiated from things as the incarnation of the pain-movement-pleasure capacity; Second--persons are differentiated from each other by the moods of the pain or the pleasure they occasion; and Third--both the option and the capacity are the function of AGENCY. In the effort to fathom the mystery of the option in the projected agency, imitation converts it into a subjective attribute and the child begins to feel himself an agent. This new consciousness is the faint flicker of self-consciousness. Experiment and experience in gratifying desires at the hands of others develops it into the capacity to differentiate one character from another as a sort of habitual center or source of the agency. Imitation again functions in subjective appropriation. The subjective sense of agency assimilates the characteristics of others as imitation interprets them, and thus, step by step, the consciousness of agency becomes the consciousness of a self or agency with all the attributes manifested by others in social intercourse. Having thus discovered the self as a subject-object, the problem at once arises--WHAT IS IT? THE DISCRIMINATION OF THE SELVES. The subject-object of...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...provokes reaction and the mental phenomena involved therein. This results in the "Stream of Consciousness" whic...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217365876

ISBN - 13:9780217365871

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