Monday, July 9, 2012

A reminder: ISW for Kindle

For the tech-savvy: You can subscribe to In Socrates' Wake for your Kindle here. As best I can tell, a couple of dozen of you have done so -- I'd be interested to know you like it!

1 comment:

  1. Question for you all.

    I've been doing a bit of reading about "threshold concepts"

    "A threshold concept can be considered as akin to a portal, opening up a new and previously inaccessible way of thinking about something. It represents a transformed way of understanding, or interpreting, or viewing something without which the learner cannot progress. As a consequence of comprehending a threshold concept there may thus be a transformed internal view of subject matter, subject landscape, or even world view. This transformation may be sudden or it may be protracted over a considerable period of time, with the transition to understanding proving troublesome. Such a transformed view or landscape may represent how people ‘think’ in a particular discipline, or how they perceive, apprehend, or experience particular phenomena within that discipline (or more generally)." (Meyer and Land, 2003, p. 412).

    Given this general direction what a threshold concept is, what would you hypothesize is a threshold concept in philosophy (or if not philosophy as a whole, for different areas within philosophy)?


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