Reading up on philosophy while holding-down a corporate day job, it’s only partly ironic when I turn to Aristotle or Kant for direction. After all, the study of knowledge and critical thinking haven’t always fared well in the enterprise.
Could a dose of epistemology help that stock price? Perhaps.
In the following posts, I trace some of those important foundations in western thought, all with an eye toward modern, 21st century applications:
- foundational thinkers – familiar names, but what’s their legacy?
- divergence – the evolution of knowledge frameworks – ideas that have shaped philosophy, science, and complexity
- kant’s 1781 c.f. – unpacking his 1781 Categorical Framework; was Kant contemplating complexity 200 years ago? (spoiler alert: yes)
- wittgenstein – the criticality of semantics
- kuhn on paradigms (coming soon)
- lakoff on metaphor – helping to grounding our abstract ideas
Most of my posts have been out there awhile, but so has the subject matter: the underlying ideas have remained relevant for milennia. Sadly, in today’s frantic deluge of content (some of it mine), far too many important ideas are gathering dust.
Please, weigh in with your thoughts on the posts above – whether here, on Medium or on Twitter. I’ll be sharing updates and new posts on Twitter as well.
I hope you’ll stop back in. Meantime, be safe out there.
Chris aka @sourcepov | Charlotte NC US