SIGIA-L Mail Archives: Re: [Sigia-l] Don't Make me Learn
Re: [Sigia-l] Don't Make me Learn
... and look, even crows like to learn:
On 8/23/07, Frank Shepard <fgshepard_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> Eric wrote: "so, one that empahsises affordances (and social conventions)
> over (say) one
> being internally logically consistent and predictable? The latter pair of
> qualities being ironically an affordance itself, where instead of a
> interface (eg. push bars on a door) we're talking of an intellectual
> interface. (do make me think)"
> As you note, the former option is much closer to "conventional" knowledge,
> and the mediation (via tacit knowledge) it implies contrasts it with
> intuition. The latter of your two options is more in line with a traditional
> understanding of "intuition" -- i.e., direct, unmediated knowledge; seeing
> = knowing (no reasoning needed) -- although the requirement that it be
> predictable already complicates things. In other words, I don't think
> intuition is the proper word for these scenarios. The notion of "intuition"
> is dubious in epistemology, and also -- I would argue -- in design.
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