Friday, February 24, 2012

CombatWords, February 24, 2012: Framing

CombatWords, February 24, 2012: Framing

Multiple Choice, True/False, or Narrative? In the framing of the question, I express a preference. Likewise, the way we think about problems in the world can often be expressed as Multiple Choice, True/False, or Narrative. I suppose you could argue that we are culturally programmed to think that way, but I don't really care about the why, so much as the what—and the what entails the methods of epistemology. Positivists and rejectionists locked in their fact-based deathmatch of derivability versus negation; schools of thought versus schools of thought versus schools of hard knocks—even the storyteller imposes a framework upon the various modes and datapoints—all of them frame the haecceity (the 'thisness') of phenomena.

Combat Expiration: 12am PST, February 27, 2012

Critique Expiration: 12am PST, February 29, 2012 with a 24 hour rolling extension for in-depth critiques.

Bonuses/Penalties: +2 if posted before 9pm PST, February 24, 2012; +1 if posted before 12am PST, February 25, 2012; -1 if posted by 6am PST, February 27, 2012; -2 if posted by 12pm February 27, 2012

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