Re: Organisational thinking LO3857
Sun, 26 Nov 1995 08:19:05 -0500

Replying to LO3845 --

Phillip refers to Dewey, Argyris, Schon, Senge, etc., in regard to
learning and expertise.

Phllip, I urge you to become familiar with the work of Charles Sanders
Peirce (1839-1914). It is much deeper than the work of people that you
mention. Peirce constructs a thorough theory of learning, beginning with
the most fundamental acts involved. While he was relatively unknown until
fairly recently, the philosophical world has become much better aware of
him in recent years. By the way, John Dewey was a student in one of
Peirce's classes at one time, and much later described Peirce as "a gold
mine for future generations". Regrettably, it seems that Dewey (and the
other people you mention) never bothered to learn enough fundamental logic
to be able to make a good assessment of his work (and probably several of
them don't know any of his work).

Let me assure you that you won't regret taking a little time with Peirce.

John N. Warfield