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    Alternate methodologies of reason

    Has anyone read anything on alternate forms of reasoning methodologies, e.g. Dialectics? I am familiar with dialectics, but is there anything else?
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    Dialectics?!? Got a decent link?
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    Are you speaking of this?

    http://www.marxist.com/Theory/ABC.html
    The ABC of Materialist Dialectics

    yes there are many different styles of reasoning...obviously...they shouldn't be too difficult to find...what religion, philosophy, ideology and dogma interests you?

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    Uuuhhhhh....

    Yeah.

    /me pours another 151 and Coke and fires up Weekend at Bernies (again)
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    Hi zencoder,

    He didn't say he was a practising communist...just was familiar with it

    Here's one for you...

    http://eserver.org/philosophy/tao-teh-ching.txt
    tao-teh-ching.txt

    and the download...


    http://digital.library.upenn.edu/web...lookup?num=216
    Project Gutenberg Edition of Tao Teh King


    Eg

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    I wasn't referring to Draxx at all. That .sig line gives me enough pause to consider him capable of intriguing and intelligent conversation, so I'll linger long enough to hear his viewpoint.

    I read the first few paragraphs of Mr. Trotsky's fine essay...and promptly went to get pissed. Reminds me too much of sophmore philosophy class in college.

    I'm more intrigued by existentialism. Forget the deep thoughts and Just Do It. Who knew Nike was so cerebral?
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    Hi Draxx,

    Try looking for stuff by Edward de Bono................lateral thinking and all that? he may well have something relevant?

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    'presuppositionalism', which may be defined as insistence on an ultimate category of thought or a conceptual framework which one must assume in order to make a sensible interpretation of reality
    http://mywebpages.comcast.net/webpages54/ap/presup.html

    The naked truth is that we must make fundamental assumptions before
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    My 'school of thought' : "If it ain't broke, don't fix it", and "If it smells like ****, it probably is."

    Hrm. Add a third to that - "Kill them all. Let God sort them out."

    If you want to give a name to those lines of thinking you're quite welcome. It seems to me that each and every one of you is completely overlooking the all-encompassing 'stick everything in a box' school of thinking, which is what this thread is attempting to do.

    Quite frankly, I have no one box that I truly fit into. I honestly believe the preceding applies to all rational humans. We make judgements on past experience - it's a matter of self protection. We try to keep an open mind about things when we're learning, or when we're dealing with someone or something we deeply care about. We develop new ways of dealing with things when the methods we're familiar with don't work - unless we're of the 'alcoholic personality' bent in which case we keep trying the same crap and expecting different results. How can one put a label on such an ever-changing thing as the human mind, most especially it's method of thinking? I don't think in the same way I thought 2 minutes ago, I certainly don't think the way I did 16 years ago, and I'm pretty sure I won't think the same way tomorrow as I am thinking now.

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