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            Categorization, classification, creating taxonomies are useful tools; with limitations. No tools are universal. Add your comment on this item100

             

            I have come to view ALL theories as cognitive tools to assist order emerging from the chaos of experience. Theories may serve as "maps" for navigation. Theories make no claims for ontological truth, for what "really, Really IS".  Different tools/theories are often applied to different situations and thus cannot be ranked as "more useful".  The "all purpose tool" often isn't really that good in any situation. Add your comment on this item101

             

            Here, I will attempt to explore using this tool to create a classification scheme, or taxonomy, for what I have called personally constructed "worlds". Add your comment on this item102

             

            jorl, I remember from my surf of your SemWrld that you had a negative connotation to the term "person".  Unfortunately, I have been using "person" as a positive connoted term to counter the disconnect associated with "individual".  I use "person" to label the "whole" of the cosmic node for a "being", including their "constructed world".  Likewise, I tend to use "persons" instead of "people". "Persons", in my use, are not "selves" or "egos". They may contain selves and egos, and many other such "constructs", such as "worlds".

             

            At the second level of the taxonomy, I will focus on a category I call "episteme".  I leave the first level undefined, as well as how many  top categories are siblings to "episteme". Add your comment on this item103

             

            "Episteme" is a term I borrowed from Michael Foucault, primarily from his "The Order of Things".  For nuet, "episteme" labels a "system" of "culturally determined" perspectives, paradigms, and barriers that constrain/enable a "reality" for each person in a specified population. Rough categories of epistemes (associated with the "classes" of persons as members): "the multitudes, the masses, and the people";  our ruling elites; professional elites (rational/ethical/aesthetic/spiritual/scientific/technical/legal elites/political elites/ etc.), those critiquing (all) elites, and  those (nuet)  providing meta-critiques of critiques (of elites) - . Add your comment on this item104

             

            Why "episteme" ? Add your comment on this item105

            "Episteme", in nuet's world,  refers to basic epistemology, a system of ways of knowing (including confirmation/refutation of knowledge) that is (relatively) independent of knowledge content.  In widely different circumstances the same episteme could result in radically different knowledge systems and worlds. Add your comment on this item106

             

            Stages of Adult Development - an alternative to epistimes. Add your comment on this item107

             

            "Episteme" is usually associated with a culture, and is shared by many members of that culture. Given my view of (internally constructed "worlds"), each person would also "possess" an episteme. Add your comment on this item108

             

            A number of different models for "adult stage development" can be viewed as transitions through different epistemes.  I personally prefer the Subject/Object model of Robert Kegan, although the competing models of Spiral Dynamics (Graves, Beck, and Cowan) are more popular. Add your comment on this item109

             

            This theme (adult stage development) and the associated theme of adult cognitive diversity are essential for comprehending our challenge. Add your comment on this item110

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            Distribution of populations in epistemes or developmental stages. Add your comment on this item112

             

            The concepts, "norm" or "average", lead to much confusion. "Distributions" must be given reality parity along with "objects" and "events". It is dangerous to view a population of persons in terms of the dominant or majority episteme, where the episteme of primary decision-makers may be held by only a small minority. Add your comment on this item113

             

            This is another PRIMARY topic, only peeking out here. Distributions (an other math forms) must become as "cognitively real" as "things perceived". We CAN perceive distribution visually in quality graphical presentations.  Only "representations" of distributions "exist" in the observable Here&Now - yet distributions have as much "reality" as other things. Add your comment on this item114

             

            Listing of Primary Epistemes (one model, of many): Add your comment on this item115

             

            jorl, nuet is spiraling up and up, as a hawk in an updraft, far above a sem he has been working many hours to construct.  What is it?  A semiotic structure of text. It may be viewed as a "work of art" by nuet - but rough and unpolished.  nuet was trying to create scaffolding for us to explore our similarities and differences; but at this point I cannot judge on the efficacy of this sem.  In a separate sem I will propose some alternatives for us to ensure our interaction with be REESEE.  {I am especially pleased that you noted and approved - most are oblivious.}  My mantra is:  reesee seaf galdee nu. Add your comment on this item116

             

            Relevant, Effective, Efficient, Sufficient, Enjoyable, Elegant –vector evaluative criteria Add your comment on this item117

            Support, Enable, Augment, Facilitate – vector of HELPING detail Add your comment on this item118

            Grow, Adapt, Learn, Develop, Evolve, Emerge – nested types of change Add your comment on this item119

            NU – Noosphere Add your comment on this item120

 


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