Jean Piaget

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Born Sunday 9 August 1896, died Tuesday 16 September 1980

Professions: Philosopher, Psychologist

Nationality: Swiss

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In other words, knowledge of the external world begins with an immediate utilisation of things, whereas knowledge of self is stopped by this purely practical and utilitarian contact.

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The more the schemata are differentiated, the smaller the gap between the new and the familiar becomes, so that novelty, instead of constituting an annoyance avoided by the subject, becomes a problem and invites searching.

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Every acquisition of accommodation becomes material for assimilation, but assimilation always resists new accommodations.

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During the earliest stages the child perceives things like a solipsist who is unaware of himself as subject and is familiar only with his own actions.

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From this time on, the universe is built up into an aggregate of permanent objects connected by causal relations that are independent of the subject and are placed in objective space and time.

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In genetic epistemology, as in developmental psychology, too, there is never an absolute beginning.

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On the one hand, there are individual actions such as throwing, pushing, touching, rubbing. It is these individual actions that give rise most of the time to abstraction from objects.

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The first type of abstraction from objects I shall refer to as simple abstraction, but the second type I shall call reflective abstraction, using this term in a double sense.

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Knowing reality means constructing systems of transformations that correspond, more or less adequately, to reality.

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To express the same idea in still another way, I think that human knowledge is essentially active.

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Our problem, from the point of view of psychology and from the point of view of genetic epistemology, is to explain how the transition is made from a lower level of knowledge to a level that is judged to be higher.

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Logic and mathematics are nothing but specialised linguistic structures.

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Scientific thought, then, is not momentary; it is not a static instance; it is a process.

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Scientific knowledge is in perpetual evolution; it finds itself changed from one day to the next.

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I have always detested any departure from reality, an attitude which I relate to my mother's poor mental health.

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The self thus becomes aware of itself, at least in its practical action, and discovers itself as a cause among other causes and as an object subject to the same laws as other objects.

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Reflective abstraction, however, is based not on individual actions but on coordinated actions.

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Logical positivists have never taken psychology into account in their epistemology, but they affirm that logical beings and mathematical beings are nothing but linguistic structures.

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The current state of knowledge is a moment in history, changing just as rapidly as the state of knowledge in the past has ever changed and, in many instances, more rapidly.

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This means that no single logic is strong enough to support the total construction of human knowledge.

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