Monthly Archives: September 2018

Design judgment and the particular

This post is on chapter 1 of the 2nd edition of The Design Way by Harold G. Nelson and Erik Stolterman. It caps two previous ones on Jonathan Baron’s search-inference framework and rational action. In them I explained how rational … Continue reading

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Full transcription of 29-minute television interview with Bertrand Russell

I just finished the full transcript (PDF) of a 29-minute video interview (courtesy Manufacturing Intellect) with Bertrand Russell. ‘Bertrand Arthur William Russell (BR, 1872–1970) was a British philosopher, logician, essayist and social critic best known for his work in mathematical … Continue reading

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Rationality and thinking (Baron ctd.)

This post continues the one on Baron’s search-inference framework (here). It follows chapters 2 and 3 of Baron’s textbook (1994 edition) on human decision-making entitled Thinking and Deciding. I will make references to critical thinking and systems thinking where appropriate. … Continue reading

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Baron’s search-inference framework

Last year, I read Mitroff’s “Rethinking the Education Mess”. Chapter 7, entitled ‘General heuristics for coping with the education mess’, discusses 19 heuristics to cope with such a mess. He doesn’t use the dialectical framework of Churchman’s systems approach as … Continue reading

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