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Jean Piaget : A Most Outrageous Deception

A Most Outrageous Deception

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Jean Piaget is often considered to be one of the most important thinkers of the 20[superscript th] century in the field of cognition. The author of this book challenges Piaget's frequent dual use of the meanings of words within the same paragraph. Extensive comparisons and examples of this extraordinary phenomenon are presented. Conclusions are offered to explain Piaget's intent.

Introduction to Piaget's Metaphysical Theoryp. 1
Initial Discoveriesp. 1
Difficulties to be Overcomep. 3
Piaget meets Hegel's Absolutep. 4
Irreconcilable Motivationsp. 6
A Fearsome, Pessimistic Theoryp. 7
Prescription for Educational Disaster: Spontaneous Developmentp. 12
Logic as Operational Activityp. 15
Metaphysical Action versus Physical Actionp. 17
An Alien View of Piagetp. 21
Why Piaget Cannot accept Natural Sciencep. 23
The Purpose of the Bookp. 24
Piaget's Dual Systemp. 25
The Marvelous Monadp. 26
The Absolute Subjectp. 31
Activities of the Absolute Subjectp. 36
Piaget's Dual Systemp. 43
Piaget's Two Biologiesp. 43
Two Kinds of Knowledgep. 44
A Multiplicity of Synonyms and Verbalismsp. 46
Two Mindsp. 49
Another Kind of Atomp. 53
Another Kind of Spacep. 55
The Living Structure Sans Heart Sans Brainp. 56
The Two Subjectsp. 58
True Cause is Not Physicalp. 64
An Alien Experience, An Alien Sciencep. 65
Spiritual Objects and Physical Objectsp. 68
Two Kinds of Developmentp. 69
Psychological Necessity and Invariant Function versus Physical Biologyp. 70
Specific Heredity versus General Heredityp. 73
Vicarious Actions and Functions Signify Dual Entitiesp. 76
Pure Movements or Actions Which do Not Take Timep. 80
Brainless Knowledgep. 81
A Non-Physical Ontogenetic Developmentp. 82
The Two Egos, The Two Worlds, The Two Societies and The Two Civilizationsp. 83
The Marvelous Monadp. 87
In the Beginning was the Biological Organization of Monadsp. 87
The Disingenuous Role of Experimentp. 89
The Purpose of The Physical Universep. 90
The Two Starting Pointsp. 90
Hegel's Concept of Physical Existencep. 92
The Two "Initial" Structuresp. 92
An Unusual Way to Describe Monadsp. 94
Mischievous Fun With the Term "Psychology"p. 94
Why Piaget has the Duty to Prevaricatep. 96
The Other Meaning of Egocentrismp. 97
Lying is Good but Physical Knowledge is Badp. 99
Piaget Rejects Natural Sciencep. 100
The Absolute Versus the Judeo-Christian Godp. 101
The Creation of the Physical Universep. 102
The Measurement of Assimilatory Progressp. 104
Piagetian Chemistry and Physicsp. 105
Reaction of the Surrounding Mediump. 107
Natural Phenomena are Produced by Monadsp. 108
Monads Account for Sightp. 108
Monads the Basis of Memoryp. 109
Child Physics is Based on Monadsp. 110
"Air" is Alivep. 111
All "Air" Belongs to the Same Beingp. 111
"Air" is an All-Pervading Substancep. 111
Observation of a Physical Substance Cannot Lead to an Understanding of Metaphysical Substancep. 112
The Creation and Maintenance of Life is Based on "Air"p. 113
External and Internal Monads are Called the Two Motorsp. 113
The Living Monads Account for Force and Egop. 114
Monads the Basis of Thought and Dreamsp. 115
Uses Air Again to Arrive at Quasimagic Substancep. 116
Immanent Monads Teach the Child About their "Atomic" Naturep. 118
The Absolute Subjectp. 123
A Pathological Excess of Synonymsp. 123
Piaget is a Hegelian, not a Kantianp. 123
Piaget's Philosophy of a Non-Human Absolutep. 127
The Absolute Entity as Subjectp. 128
Physical Experience versus Logico-Mathematical Experiencep. 130
The Physical Subject versus the Metaphysical Subjectp. 132
Formal Thoughtp. 134
The Absolute Entity as Immanent Subjectp. 136
The Epistemological Subjectp. 138
The Absolute Entity as Structurep. 141
Explicatory Function and Implicatory Functionp. 145
Endogenous or Normative Structures versus Exogenous or Physical Structuresp. 147
Form versus Matterp. 149
The Continuum of Unobservable Corpusclesp. 151
The Living Field or Lattice-Group of Monadsp. 152
The Structure is Non-Contingent and Error Freep. 154
Piaget's Method of Proof: Use One Characteristic of His System to Prove Another Characteristic of His Systemp. 155
Genetic Psychology Describes the Development of an Eternal Structurep. 157
The Permanent Immanent Structurep. 158
The Absolute Entity as Spacep. 163
The Structure and Functions of Space Depend Upon the Monadsp. 163
Piaget Begins with Physical Shapes and Ends with Metaphysical Monadsp. 165
The Spatial Container is the Operational Mindp. 166
The Spatial Continuum Produces Logico-Mathematical Operationsp. 168
Physical Movement and Metaphysical Movementp. 171
Flavell's Rejection of Piaget's Metaphysical Psychologyp. 172
The Permanent Immanent Spacep. 176
Activities of the Absolutep. 181
Metaphysical Developmentp. 181
Physical Experiments are Intrinsically Invalidp. 186
The Stages of Metaphysical Developmentp. 190
A Survey of Various Ways Piaget Utilizes the Concept of Stagep. 192
The Six Stages in the Development of the Object Conceptp. 197
The Six Stages in the Development of the Spatial Field and Groupsp. 200
The Six Stages in the Development of Causalityp. 201
The Six Stages in the Development of the Temporal Fieldp. 203
Conclusions Regarding the Four Sets of Six Stagesp. 204
Overview of Developmental Stagesp. 204
The Absolute Subject Develops Himselfp. 208
Construction as Development of the Absolute Subjectp. 216
Knowledge as the Developmental Processp. 223
Science as the Developmental Processp. 231
The Reversal of Realityp. 240
The Metaphysical Production of Numbersp. 247
The Metaphysical Origin of Fractions and Proportionp. 252
The Metaphysical-Physical Basis of Magicp. 253
Word Magicp. 256
The Mental Image as a Precursor of Magicp. 257
Magic as an Efficacious Realityp. 259
Piaget's Professional Output an Extended Work of Magicp. 260
Appendicesp. 263
Formp. 263
Groupp. 266
Schematap. 270
Structure of Thoughtp. 275
Intelligencep. 278
Systemp. 282
Lifep. 284
Self - Ego - Ip. 288
Substance - Personp. 294
Totality - Whole - Universalp. 298
Organism - Organp. 302
Organizationp. 304
Appendix Mp. 306
Bibliographyp. 313
Indexp. 317
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ISBN: 9781560729501
ISBN-10: 1560729503
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 412
Published: 2001
Publisher: Nova Science Publishers Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 18.0 x 26.0  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 1.06