Sunday, August 10, 2014
When I went to college, it was still possible to major in rhetoric. I was not surprised to read Aristotle, Plato, and Cicero, but I was unprepared for the work of Russian psychologist Lev Semyonovich Vygotsky. Like most ministers, I have too many books. But our central room has just one bookcase, and Vygotsky has a place of honor there. That’s because he taught me about the relationship between speech and thought. People think in language, not pictures. The words people have are important, because words are the foundations of thought.
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