[IAEP] Paradigm (was Re: What is a Lesson Plan?)

Edward Cherlin echerlin at gmail.com
Wed Jul 9 20:30:18 CEST 2008

On Wed, Jul 9, 2008 at 2:43 AM, Antoine van Gelder <antoine at g7.org.za> wrote:

> "Your paradigm is so intrinsic to your mental process that you are hardly
> aware of its existence, until you try to communicate with someone with a
> different paradigm."
>  - Donella Meadows

I find that the problem is ontological: to believe in the _reality_ of
people with different paradigms. Most people in this situation seem to
conclude that the others are lying (or at best insane), in large part
because one's ethical system is at the heart of the paradigm,
intertwined with one's ontology and epistemology. Violation of any is
violation of all.

Edward Cherlin
End Poverty at a Profit by teaching children business
"The best way to predict the future is to invent it."--Alan Kay

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