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Dr Jean Piaget - The Language and Thought of the Child - Will

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014820

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

Jean Piaget (9 August 1896 – 16 September 1980) was a Swiss developmental psychologist and philosopher known for his epistemological studies with children. His theory of cognitive development and epistemological view are together called "genetic epistemology".

Piaget placed great importance on the education of children. As the Director of the International Bureau of Education, he declared in 1934 that "only education is capable of saving our societies from possible collapse, whether violent, or gradual."

Piaget created the International Center for Genetic Epistemology in Geneva in 1955 while on the faculty of the University of Geneva and directed the Center until his death in 1980.

A description of the experience

J. Piaget - The Language and Thought of the Child

Directed thought is conscious, that is it pursues an aim which is present to the mind of the thinker; it is intelligent, which means that it is adapted to reality and tries to influence it; it admits of being true and false – empirically or logically true – and it can be communicated by language.

The source of the experience

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