DTC356

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Wednesday January 22nd 2014!
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EiM Chapter 2!

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20 Questions
Alphabetical Order
simple, right?
Date
The Order of
Nature
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“natural” hierarchy!

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Ranks all things. Everything
has a place.!

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(May only seem natural to
t...
Natural Order versus Arbitrary Order
(Personal, limited, contingent, relative) meaning versus no meaning
Both Work, But Pr...
Arbitrary Order (ex: alphabetical)

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First: let’s talk about the difference between arbitrary and random.!
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http...
Does Arbitrary = “Intellectual Dereliction?”

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“…inherent in the things to be learned we should be able to find
intellect...
Why choose
This Point
To Discuss
Pluto?

?
Categories Matter

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“Everyone’s perspective is valid.”!

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“Every perspective is arbitrary.”!

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How do we resolve dis...
What’s the problem with this?
The Order of
Nature
✤

“natural” hierarchy!

✤

Ranks all things. Everything
has a place.!

✤

(May only seem natural to
t...
Natural Order versus Arbitrary Order
(Personal, limited, contingent, relative) meaning versus no meaning
Both Work, But Pr...
❖ In physical space, some
things are nearer than
others.
❖ Physical objects can be in
only one spot at any one
time
❖ phys...
❖ Human physical abilities
are limited
❖ the organization of the
information needs to be
orderly and neat
Some of our choices can shift from

Either / Or
to
Both / And
Our job:
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Our job is to decide when either/or or both/and are the most helpful!
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For {users} in {situation}!

HINT:...
image credits
1.

amazon.com!

2.

wikimedia commons!

3.

wikimedia commons!

4.

cow photo is public domain!

5.

Public...
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Jan 22 DTC 356 Spring 2014

  1. 1. DTC356 ✤ Wednesday January 22nd 2014! ✤ EiM Chapter 2! ✤ 20 Questions
  2. 2. Alphabetical Order simple, right? Date
  3. 3. The Order of Nature ✤ “natural” hierarchy! ✤ Ranks all things. Everything has a place.! ✤ (May only seem natural to those one the top of the chain.)! ✤ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Great_chain_of_being
  4. 4. Natural Order versus Arbitrary Order (Personal, limited, contingent, relative) meaning versus no meaning Both Work, But Problems Occur When We Mistake Arbitrary Order For The Order Of Nature.
  5. 5. Arbitrary Order (ex: alphabetical) ✤ First: let’s talk about the difference between arbitrary and random.! ✤ ✤ ✤ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arbitrariness! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Random! What are the advantages of using an arbitrary order?
  6. 6. Does Arbitrary = “Intellectual Dereliction?” ✤ “…inherent in the things to be learned we should be able to find intellectual connections.” M. J. Adler! ✤ The joints of nature: places where the world naturally comes apart! ✤ One theory of knowledge: where our ideas and the joints of nature match.
  7. 7. Why choose This Point To Discuss Pluto? ?
  8. 8. Categories Matter ✤ “Everyone’s perspective is valid.”! ✤ “Every perspective is arbitrary.”! ✤ How do we resolve disputes?
  9. 9. What’s the problem with this?
  10. 10. The Order of Nature ✤ “natural” hierarchy! ✤ Ranks all things. Everything has a place.! ✤ (May only seem natural to those one the top of the chain.)! ✤ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Great_chain_of_being
  11. 11. Natural Order versus Arbitrary Order (Personal, limited, contingent, relative) meaning versus no meaning Both Work, But Problems Occur When We Mistake Arbitrary Order For The Order Of Nature.
  12. 12. ❖ In physical space, some things are nearer than others. ❖ Physical objects can be in only one spot at any one time ❖ physical space is shared
  13. 13. ❖ Human physical abilities are limited ❖ the organization of the information needs to be orderly and neat
  14. 14. Some of our choices can shift from Either / Or to Both / And
  15. 15. Our job: ✤ Our job is to decide when either/or or both/and are the most helpful! ✤ ✤ For {users} in {situation}! HINT: it helps to think in terms of specific goals than it does in overall terms of right/wrong. (This does not require abandoning a particular sense of right/wrong.)
  16. 16. image credits 1. amazon.com! 2. wikimedia commons! 3. wikimedia commons! 4. cow photo is public domain! 5. Public domain (great chain of being)! 6. CHRIS DRUMM (either/or)! 7. LeVanHan GNU Free Documentation License! 8. Some rights reserved by Eigappleton (dewey)! 9. takomabibelot (statue)

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