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    By contrast

    Why can't I find the contrasting meanings between the first two sentences?


    It must be stressed from the start that reequilibration often amounts to nothing more than returning to previous states of equilibrium without creating new equlibrated forms. By contrast, the reequilibrations most fundamental to development reuslt in euilibria that not only are new but are also better than previous equilibria. We shall speak, therefore, of "optimizing equilibrations" and of self-regulation.


    Source: Jean Piaget(1985), The equilibration of cognitive structures: The central problem of intellectual development. The University of Chicago Press. p. 3.

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    Re: By contrast

    Maybe you're applying a too strict definition of 'contrast'.
    Do you see no contrast between returning to old equilibration forms and forming new ones?
    Last edited by Raymott; 05-Aug-2015 at 09:40.

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