Talk given at the Monash Education Research Community, within the Department of Education at Monash University, by Andy Blunden on 20 April 2010.
The talk is the first of a two-part seminar for the International Course on Cultural Historical Activity Theory. It covers the contributions to this current of thought derived from Descartes, J G Herder, Goethe and Hegel. Part Two, Andy Blunden's videos, deals with Marx. See marx.org/subject/philosophy/german.htm for readings, home.mira.net/~andy/works/origins-chat.htm for text of this talk and ethicalpolitics.org/chat/Genealogy-CHAT.htm for a diagram of the historical sources of CHAT more widely.