Abstraction, Re-Presentation, and Reflection: An Interpretation of Experience and Piaget’s Approach

  • Ernst von Glasersfeld
Part of the Recent Research in Psychology book series (PSYCHOLOGY)


One of the remarkable features of the Behaviorist era in American psychology is that so many leaders and followers of that creed could claim to be Empiricists, cite John Locke as their forefather, and get away with it. Had they read the first chapter of “Book II”3 of his major work, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, they would have found, among many others, the following enlightening statements.


Sensory Material Mental Operation Reflective Thought Experiential Item Golf Swing 
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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1991

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  • Ernst von Glasersfeld

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