Behind on blogging, I resort to meatball textual analysis: a Wordle of the Week 1 transcript. Note that thinking and questions rank much higher than answers or even meaning. Encouraging...
I'm also behind on groups, find-following-commenting on blogs and, of course, Forum surfing. The last takes a faster connection than I have and better search than Coursera is willing or able to offer. Granted, there may be a system load problem that prevents better search...so how is it that Amazon and other platforms manage? My mind now wanders to data mining: Coursera would rather not share its data... and would we want it shared with Amazon? Thinking about data mining in the context of philosophy ~ knowledge and understanding ~ sends me on a mind jumps over to thinking about a Greimas Semiotic Square and using contraries and contradictions as a way to look at and compare terms.
More thinking (what this is all about, after all) and decisions and choices: what would I get crossing/mashing up a Greimas Semiotic Square and a Cynefin framework? In some frameworks, the center word is "disorder." Intriguing implications and assumptions to the side, the framework is an answer to the "why philosophy" question. To figure it out, or at least try. The copy on this graphic differs from others I've seen. I don't know about assigning "skill" hours. Chaos as a "wicked problem" could take a lot longer than 416 days...a lifetime or even longer.
So how do I relate data, searching and time/setting priorities to bigger questions of a more philosophical persuasion? Data and searching relate to information, which, although not the equivalent of knowledge, can lead to it. Time and priorities = how to live one life, choices, decision making. Think universal, act/live local (personal). What does it have to do with what I am already doing?
How would the Wordle of the week one transcript compare to one of the what-is-philosophy Forum thread?