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Writing and the Web in the Head

Writing and the Web in the Head
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These thoughts were prompted by this piece by Austin Kleon. It is very much not the whole story of "mind maps" and similar techniques - but surveying that landscape is something for another day. However, as noted in Edition #011, one of the lower layers of thinking that has been

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Layers of Thinking

Layers of Thinking
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In Edition #010 I mentioned Bülent Duagi's post about 18 types of thinking on LinkedIn and said that I would take it and my own earlier post about mind states and try to make some sense out of all these different terms. Of course, it has been predictably harder to

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System 1 and System 2 Redux

System 1 and System 2 Redux
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Having looked at the basics of System 1 and 2 last time, it's time to dig into some of the nuances. Both Kahneman himself and the Reasoning book point to some things to consider, from the point of view of constructing a more expansive view of thinking. What I mean

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Reasoning: New Essays on Theoretical and Practical Thinking - Book Review

Reasoning: New Essays on Theoretical and Practical Thinking - Book Review
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As with a previous book review, this is as much an exploration of issues as a straight review. If you are not engaged in philosophy and the subfield of philosophy around "reasoning" then while this book is interesting, I can't recommend it because it is priced for academic libraries -

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A Paper Journey

A Paper Journey
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I count myself as fortunate because I was born into a family and a generation that gave me a great appreciation of paper as a tool for thought. On the family side, my Dad first went to a school that used chalk and slates. This meant that in later life

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Aristotle - in short

Aristotle - in short
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Aristotle is a huge influence on how we think about thinking in the "Western World." Like many philosophers of his era, his writings go far beyond what we now classify as "philosophy" into things we might now call science and the arts. It's also the case that his thinking about

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Key Atelier Influences

Key Atelier Influences
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As the Project begins it seems important to outline some key bodies of work that have influenced the project. This is not exhaustive and in concentrating on bodies of work it omits individual and osmotic influences, but that's a longer tale for another article. AristotleA large part of the my

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The Mind Atelier Project

The Mind Atelier Project
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This site and newsletter is an experiment - a research journey open to the world that may eventually result in an artefact. I usually say "I'm thinking about writing a book" as a shorthand, but I do wonder if by the time I'm ready, the right thing will be something

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