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Great trip, LONG ride.
on July 14, 2011
My only complaint about this book is its lack of brevity.
(I should stop here to make my point, right?)
I prefer my hard core intellectual concepts handed to me in bite-sized pieces. Easy to digest. Piaget uses every word in his thesaurus to deliver the most trivial of thoughts. Its a hard read for the average brain.
Having said that, Piaget's ideas are solid and have provided this reader a brilliant look into the inner workings of the mind. He explains the how and why of the motives of thought, learning, emotions and an organism's interaction with the world around it.
His discussion of "perturbances to the equilibrium of an organism's environment", ..."cause a weighted reaction in an effort to restore balance..." is fascinating.
I read this book in the late 70's while studying psychology. I've read it again in recent days because I now work with artificial intelligence - Piaget's fundamentals are as solid today as they were long ago.