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Strangers In Paradise

Re: Kilvington’s Sophismata Comment 1 On the one hand Aristotle gives us the logic of analogy (παραδειγμα). On the other hand he cautions us that different paradigms may have no common measure. It seems these Immortals are always getting ahead … Continue reading

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A Meno Acid

What answers to the Meno Paradox Comes in the moment of realizing — Gathering together the building blocks Is just the beginning of the building.

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Quotiens?

How many times do I repeat the same experience? Before I come to see it as the same experience?

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I Wonder, Wonder Who

Re: R.J. Lipton and K.W. Regan • Who Invented Boolean Functions? The question recalls recent discussions of discovery and invention in the mathematical field, bringing back to mind questions I’ve wondered about for as long as I can remember. Speaking … Continue reading

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Ask Meno Questions • Code Meno Code

Adapted from Prospects for Inquiry Driven Systems 1.1.2.3. The Trees, The Forest A sticking point of the whole discussion has just been reached. In the idyllic setting of a knowledge field the question of systematic inquiry takes on the following … Continue reading

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Plato’s Puppet Returns

Re: Peter Cameron • Discovery and Invention Between the discovery and the invention, Falls the Shadow, who knows, you know, By tracking backward, retracing the steps Of the tourist, who comes not to conquer, But to enjoy the winding stair … Continue reading

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Ask Meno Questions • Discussion 3

Re: Stephen Rose In Aristotle’s De Anima or “On the Soul” there is a fine articulation of the universal join between the body and the soul, one so embedded in the marrow of our culture that it moves and shapes … Continue reading

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Ask Meno Questions • Discussion 1

Re: Victoria N. Alexander I think you are stating several important insights. The word object in pragmatism and pragmatic semiotics has a much wider range of meanings than the extremely reductive sense of a “compact physical object”.  Anyone wishing to … Continue reading

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Ask Meno Questions • Chrysalis

Chrysalis Memories of being held       In closely knit spheres And guided beyond the orbits       Of childhood fears Entrusted with a word       That rustles in a breath And warrants respect for       The not yet beautiful In Honor of My Parents’ Golden … Continue reading

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Ask Meno Questions

Re: Richard Hake I would not have imagined it possible to read Plato’s Meno quite so literally as those inquirers did — but now I do not have to imagine it, and so, in a way, I have learned something. … Continue reading

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