EppsNet Archive: Thinking

Challenge Assumptions

15 Feb 2014 /

General agreement about an assumption is no guarantee that it is correct. It is historical continuity that maintains most assumptions – not a repeated assessment of their validity.

— Edward de Bono, Lateral Thinking

Periodic Reassessment

13 Feb 2014 /

Periodic reassessment means looking again at things which are taken for granted, things which seem beyond doubt. Periodic reassessment means challenging all assumptions. It is not a matter of reassessing something because there is a need to reassess it; there may be no need at all. It is a matter of reassessing something simply because it is there and has not been assessed for a long time. It is a deliberate and quite unjustified attempt to look at things in a new way.

— Edward de Bono, Lateral Thinking

Philosophy of Mind

13 Feb 2013 /

I thought about something and then I thought, Why did I think about that? I can have thoughts about thoughts!

278 Spiralling Step's of the Amedee Lighthouse


There are two ways to slide easily through life: to believe everything or to doubt everything. Both ways save us from thinking. — Alfred Korzybski


Overheard

20 Dec 2010 /

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