Deterministic and Non-deterministic Emergence: Non-deterministic Emergence

Non-deterministic Emergence


Inquiry approach 3
Non-deterministic emergence

Goal: to contribute to the ongoing creation and exploration of possibilities

Deterministic and Non-deterministic Emergence: From Primal Patterns to Emergence


Ways of Making Sense of the World:
From Primal Patterns to Emergence

Moving beyond primal patterns as a way to make sense of things
"In the beginning was the Word?"

Inquiry approach 1
Primal patterns

Goal: to characterize the underlying pattern that everything actually relates to

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Feminism and Fencing: Metaphor and Reality

Dawn Hathaway

December 19, 2008

Critical Feminist Studies

Professor Anne Dalke

Feminism and Fencing: Metaphor and Reality

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For those of you who want to jump immediately into reading the dialogues, feel free. For readers who would like an introduction, of sorts, to the project, read the prologue first.
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Truth and Reality

Why must there be a distinction between truth and falsity, reality and fantasy, or as Harry Frankfurt puts it, between truth and bullshit? I do not argue that one must accept the notion of a single external reality that everyone participates in order to discuss mental health, I argue that one must accept that notion to discuss anything at all. Correspondence theory of truth, where terms and their definitions are attempts at pointing to things that exist outside of us (facts) in an external reality, is the only way we can speak to one another with a shared vocabulary. The term corresponds to the objective reality. What form the term/sign takes is

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Humor and the Feminist Classroom: An Experiment

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A Modest Proposal-Collaborative Paper

Isa He, Courtney Jewett and Anna Melker

Paper #11

December 6, 2008

A Modest Proposal

Deterministic and Non-deterministic Emergence

Ways of Making Sense of the World:
From Primal Patterns to Deterministic and Non-Deterministic Emergence



The world as we perceive it is neither fully disorganized (Figure 1), beyond our ability to identify any overall pattern in it, nor fully organized, describable by us in terms of some single simple pattern (Figure 2). Instead, we are faced with, and find ourselves trying to make sense of, a world that most typically shows mixes of pattern and disorganization at different scales (Figures 3, 4, 5).

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