virus: Paradigms

Reed Konsler (
Fri, 5 Feb 1999 10:30:18 -0500

Bob Hartwig:
>3) She'll decide that if she needs psychoanalysis, she'll ask for it, and
>she'll seek it from a professional psychologist rather than the armchair
>variety like you and Richard.

No, that would simply be part of the path to either:

>1) Your present way of thinking overcomes reason and you
>become more resistant to change. For instance, you will begin
>to automatically discount anything Richard or I say...perhaps you
>will log off COV to avoid further input along these lines.


>2) Your present way of thinking will be overcome and your mind
>will assemble a new way of thinking accomodating your new

I may be a long path, it might take years. But there are only two possible classes of outcomes. Either you think the way you used to, only with more fervor, or you think a new way. That's Kuhn's message.

Do you think paradigms are just some abstract whatever?


  Reed Konsler