Mind map of the concepts covered in BoI ?

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Eivind Hagen

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Feb 10, 2016, 1:28:03 AM2/10/16
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I'm greatly enjoying the audio version of this book. I'm interested in mind-mapping the major concepts, and especially the various faulty approaches of the past, so that I can better understand them all and thus recognize when they are being used by others. Have anyone already created such mind maps? I did the obligatory search, but found nothing.

-Eivind

Brett Hall

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Feb 10, 2016, 2:25:31 AM2/10/16
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Could be an interesting exercise. Most mind maps I've seen connect ideas from a higher level to lower level hierarchy. There's rarely jumps or bridges from one side of the map to the other side. Or *all* other nodes. 

My guess is for BoI, because it encapsulates an integrated worldview with no single "central" idea from which all "spokes" might come, you would need more than 2-dimensions to begin to represent the connections and individual nodes. "Explanations" would be a theme connecting to many (all?) others but so would "fallibalism" and "choice" and "fundamental laws" and "creativity" (*human* would connect to "choice" strongly  while "Darwinian evolution" wouldn't be so strong but would be strongly connected or close to "fundamental laws") and well-it would look like a 3D web I imagine. But even that would be misleading...

Worth a try?

Brett

On 10 Feb 2016, at 17:28, Eivind Hagen <hagen....@gmail.com> wrote:

I'm greatly enjoying the audio version of this book. I'm interested in mind-mapping the major concepts, and especially the various faulty approaches of the past, so that I can better understand them all and thus recognize when they are being used by others. Have anyone already created such mind maps? I did the obligatory search, but found nothing.

-Eivind

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Elliot Temple

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Feb 10, 2016, 3:38:58 PM2/10/16
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On Feb 9, 2016, at 10:27 PM, Eivind Hagen <hagen....@gmail.com> wrote:

> I'm greatly enjoying the audio version of this book. I'm interested in mind-mapping the major concepts, and especially the various faulty approaches of the past, so that I can better understand them all and thus recognize when they are being used by others. Have anyone already created such mind maps? I did the obligatory search, but found nothing.

One question is whether it would include *only* ideas from BoI, or also other related ideas from DD? BoI the book doesn't have his complete worldview. For example, it largely omits DD's ideas about children and education, which are a major aspect of epistemology:

http://www.takingchildrenseriously.com/search/node/deutsch


I don't think anyone in the community has taken an interest in mind maps so far. Why do you think they are a good approach?

One thing a mind map *isn't* is a discussion.

Lots of us emphasize critical discussion heavily. Without error-correcting back-and-forth exchanges, people will misunderstand tons of what they read in BoI. A mind map has overview/bullet-point type material, which won't clear up misunderstandings of details.

Elliot Temple
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Eivind Hagen

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Feb 10, 2016, 3:39:06 PM2/10/16
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I agree that the map could quickly get out of hand. I will try to focus on the parts that I have the most interest in relating to each other, which is basically the various forms of explanations, and how most of them fall short, and why.
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