Re: Responsible?

KleinCon@aol.com
Tue, 3 Dec 1996 19:40:43 -0500

In a message dated 96-12-03 15:04:42 EST, you write:

<< What can definitions be used for in education other then to limit our
own understanding? >>

An interesting point. Getting invested in the rightness our own definitions
as if they were "the truth" rather than inventions of our own minds deals a
death blow to learning.

The converse of that,. however, is that a lack of definitions limits our
ability to engage meaningfully with each other. If I am not speaking about
the same thing you are speaking about then we are like the two proverbial
ships passing in the night.

Alan