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3 Kommentare zu “A Dialectical Approach To KnowledgeAcquisition”

  1. Chris Wood (Tuesday January 17th, 2012)

    If this technique is so good, why not make it available to the World? The serious problems these days are global. The Americans, and surely the English should not just be regarded as competitors, or even enemies, (except at football). Can nobody produce an English version of the wikipedia article? Can nobody even produce an English translation of the word “Fahnenbildung”? I find it strange that neither the Greek nor the Latin word for this technique of ancient European philosophy gets mentioned. “ars construendi vexilla” seems a bit clumsy. I can help with the English, but do not feel qualified to write the article. Word for word translation is (almost) never enough.

    I must admit to being a bit sceptical. Although I enjoy philosophy, I think that the scientific process of “try it and see” produces faster progress than does intense discussion. The middle ages are not noted for having been a period of rapidly advancing knowledge in Europe; (although things were not as bad as often believed).
    Of course, one can argue that the World now needs stability, rather than a rush of progress towards disaster.

    I have a problem with the descriptions I have seen. Conditions, “Bedingungen”, need to be limited, (conditions for something). One must decide which conditions are relevant. But it seems that the problem addressed can change its nature during the discussions. Until the problem becomes fixed, one cannot know what is relevant. This seems to defeat the idea of first agreeing the conditions, before deciding about the problem. Can somebody correct me if I have misunderstood?

    P.S. I am glad to see that the wikidedia article has improved since I last looked at it. But I suspect an error in the sentence “Als erster Fahnen konstruiert zu haben, wird Platon wird zugeordnet”. If it is wrong, can somebody correct it?

  2. rd (Tuesday January 17th, 2012)

    Lieber Chris, wäre das nicht eine Aufgabe für Dich (make it available to the World)

    Danke auch für den Tippfehler.

    Jeder kann ihn ändern, ich mache es dann gleich.

  3. Chris Wood (Wednesday January 18th, 2012)

    As indicated, I am not prepared to write an article on a subject that I know little about.

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