Year: 1991 Source: New York: Plenum Press, 1991. p.3-15 SIEC No: 19910377

This article discusses the open-ended approach to development which has formed in the 20th century. The author asserts that we all desire an end to our own development. He presents the theories of Ludwig Wittgenstein, Jean Piaget, & Simon Weil. He concludes by discussing suicide & the end of development, proposing, among other possibilities, that perhaps the world is incapable of satisfying us. (VM)