There are no guarantees in life, particularly when it comes to life itself. Genetics, environment, or random accidents are just a few of the factors that can disrupt the best laid plans.
“Epistemology” is one of the big, fancy worlds I encountered in graduate school and have rarely encountered since.
You’ll usually see it defined as something like “theory of knowledge,”
Never totally trust this phrase.
Who did the research? How much experience did they have, and what biases – from cognitive to selection to sampling to publication – may have been involved?
How deeply do you appreciate – and take advantage of – the freedom you have to learn and grow continually?
This post was originally written for Blog Action Day (which, alas, no longer exists)
If you are like me, you probably take it for granted that consciously engaging in lifelong learning is worth it, well, just because. You are intrinsically motivated to learn and therefore don’t need
We’ve still got a lot to learn, eh? Rest in peace, John. (John Lennon, October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980)
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A guest post by John Dewey
Some attitudes may be named…which are central in effective intellectual ways of dealing with subject matter. Among the most important are directness, open-mindedness, single-mindedness
I was reading a Hal Crowther‘s article on how America is losing its conscience, brain, and heart when I noted mention of a study by the National Civic Literacy Board. A few Googly-seconds later