Monthly Archives: September 2015

In the Way of Inquiry • Formal Apology

Using form in the sense of abstract structure, the focus of my interest in this investigation is limited to the formal properties of inquiry processes.  Among their chief constituents these include all the thinking and unthinking processes that support the … Continue reading

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In the Way of Inquiry • Justification Trap

There is a particular type of “justification trap” that a person can fall into, of trying to prove the scientific method by solely deductive means, that is, of trying to show that the scientific method is a good method by … Continue reading

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In the Way of Inquiry • Initial Unpleasantness

Clouds and thunder: The image of Difficulty at the Beginning. Thus the superior man Brings order out of confusion. — I Ching ䷂ Hexagram 3 Inquiry begins in doubt, a debit of certainty and a drought of information that is … Continue reading

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In the Way of Inquiry • Obstacles

The discussion in this Chapter addresses a set of conceptual and methodological obstacles that stand in the way of the current inquiry, threatening to undermine a reasonable level of confidence in the viability of its proceeding, all of which problems … Continue reading

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In the Way of Inquiry • Recircus

I must lie down where all the ladders start In the foul rag and bone shop of the heart. — W.B. Yeats I have in mind circling back to a point in my continuing project on the Inquiry Into Inquiry, … Continue reading

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Basal Ingredients Of Society • ℞

THE SOCIAL COMPACT If then we discard from the social compact what is not of its essence, we shall find that it reduces itself to the following terms: “Each of us puts his person and all his power in common … Continue reading

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Basal Ingredients Of Society • 7

Re: Diane Ravitch • Help the ACLU Sue the State of Nevada to Stop Vouchers Vouchers are a tool for injecting a viral species of market dynamics — the dynamics of private individuals competing in a zero-sum game for individual … Continue reading

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Basal Ingredients Of Society • 6

Re: Diane Ravitch • Help the ACLU Sue the State of Nevada to Stop Vouchers Until very recently, beginning with the perverse promotion of corporate curricula, state and federal governments have never had “the power to require children to receive … Continue reading

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Basal Ingredients Of Society • 5

Re: Diane Ravitch • Help the ACLU Sue the State of Nevada to Stop Vouchers Religion is a private business. If religious establishments wish to remain free of accountability to the government of the people as a whole — just … Continue reading

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Basal Ingredients Of Society • 4

Re: Diane Ravitch • Why Douglas County, Colorado, Vouchers Were Ruled Unconstitutional Freedom of religion depends on the separation of church and state. That’s what they taught us back in the last millennium, even in Texas, maybe even especially in … Continue reading

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