Study Children to Understand the Primitive Mind

The fundamental hypothesis of genetic epistemology is that there is a parallelism between the progress made in the logical and rational organization of knowledge and the corresponding formative psychological processes. With that hypothesis, the most fruitful, most obvious field of study would be the reconstituting of human history—the history of human thinking in prehistoric man. Unfortunately, we are not very well informed in the psychology of primitive man, but there are children all around us, and it is in studying children that we have the best chance of studying the development of logical knowledge, physical knowledge, and so forth.


Makes sense when you think about how evolution adds layers onto what exists.

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 Genetic epistemology
Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Piaget , Jean (1971-10-01), Genetic epistemology, W. W. Norton & Company, Retrieved on 2012-06-20
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