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The Structure of Concern: A Challenge for Thinkers By Neil LaChapelle
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This book has two goals. It introduces a pattern of 4 interlocking constraints which I call the "structure of concern" and it issues a challenge to all of the thinkers of world to find the... More > best level of description for it; the level at which it might be explained... concern structure models turn up everywhere, including discussions of knowledge management methodologies, suicide, yoga, information systems, sex, multi-agent networking, ethics, nervous system organization, drama, military planning, speech pragmatics, forest conservation, education and even philosophy. Some concern structure models are quite specialized and obscure, but some others count among the most widely used conceptual frameworks we have. My main goal in this book is simply to compare all of these frameworks to point out the similarities between them. This "catalog" itself is the argument I make in this book – the argument that some universal pattern lurks among all these models – a universal pattern that needs description.< Less
The Judgement is the Mirror By Neil LaChapelle
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This book is about judgment. It is about the judgments we make, and the lessons they hide. If you have ever felt disappointed by your own unkind behavior during an argument, this book is for you. It... More > helps you peer into your harshest outbursts, where uncharted regions of your self lie hiding. As you explore these obscure territories, they become less frightening. You annex and inhabit them. The next time an argument strays onto that terrain, it won’t seem so foreign. You’ll be calmer and freer to choose your response – on newly settled grounds... ...This book appears to be a collection of poems. It isn’t. Poems in a book can usually be read in any order. That is not true of this collection. The terms and concepts of this book develop sequentially. You need to read it from beginning to end at least once to become familiar with the funny little language this book speaks. On subsequent readings you can review the entries in any order, without being left wondering what some of the terms might mean.< Less
The Structure of Concern: A Challenge for Thinkers By Neil LaChapelle
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This book has two goals. It introduces a pattern of 4 interlocking constraints which I call the "structure of concern" and it issues a challenge to all of the thinkers of world to find the... More > best level of description for it; the level at which it might be explained... concern structure models turn up everywhere, including discussions of knowledge management methodologies, suicide, yoga, information systems, sex, multi-agent networking, ethics, nervous system organization, drama, military planning, speech pragmatics, forest conservation, education and even philosophy. Some concern structure models are quite specialized and obscure, but some others count among the most widely used conceptual frameworks we have. My main goal in this book is simply to compare all of these frameworks to point out the similarities between them. This "catalog" itself is the argument I make in this book – the argument that some universal pattern lurks among all these models – a universal pattern that needs description.< Less
The Judgement is the Mirror By Neil LaChapelle
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This book is about judgment. It is about the judgments we make, and the lessons they hide. If you have ever felt disappointed by your own unkind behavior during an argument, this book is for you. It... More > helps you peer into your harshest outbursts, where uncharted regions of your self lie hiding. As you explore these obscure territories, they become less frightening. You annex and inhabit them. The next time an argument strays onto that terrain, it won’t seem so foreign. You’ll be calmer and freer to choose your response – on newly settled grounds... ...This book appears to be a collection of poems. It isn’t. Poems in a book can usually be read in any order. That is not true of this collection. The terms and concepts of this book develop sequentially. You need to read it from beginning to end at least once to become familiar with the funny little language this book speaks. On subsequent readings you can review the entries in any order, without being left wondering what some of the terms might mean.< Less