Re: OT - Learning
Thanks a lot, it was just that i was hopping to get. For the people who brag against, if they read my first post, i was asking for something that i was sure i've read on the list, and even if it's off-topic and not related to xsl, it was on this list. I was trying and hoping the original poster remembers it and point me to the right direction, as it did happen. Thanks again, David, for remember it and point me to the information i needed. On 10/21/05, Wendell Piez <wapiez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > Dear Antonio, > > I think I remember that thread; I probably posted to it. > > There is a principle discussed in philosophy (epistemology) called > the "hermeneutic circle", which goes back to the nineteenth and > twentieth centuries (Schleiermacher, Dilthey, Heidegger, Gadamer). > > Some more or less random Googling: > > http://www.press.jhu.edu/books/hopkins_guide_to_literary_theory/hermeneutics- _1.html > > http://www.capurro.de/ny86.htm > > I don't recall the specific point that this paradox (needing to know > something in order to learn it) is dealt with in practice by the > making of assumptions and acceptance of basic principles on "say-so" > until they are understood: maybe that was our contribution and not > part of the classic literature (though it's hard to imagine it > doesn't touch on this aspect). > > I hope that helps, > Wendell > > At 09:12 AM 10/21/2005, you wrote: > >I'm sorry for the OT, but i've spend two days searching the list > >archives and my personal mail archive and couldn't find what i'm > >looking for. > > > >Some months ago i recall a post on this lists about learning xslt / > >serching for information, in wich the author refres to a theory, or > >theorm, or postulate, that basically says something like > > > >"the difficulty in learning something is not knowing in what part of > >the subject one must start learning, since one knows nothing about it" > > > >The author of that post also mention that it's because of such a > >theorem that the learning process starts by assuming some "absolute > >truths" like dogmas or postulates, start from there to learn the > >subject, and later get back to those dogmas to understand why they are > >true. > > > >So can someone knows what is that theory, what's is name and author, > >or something related to? > > > >Once again, sorry for the OT, and thanks for any help. > > > ====================================================================== > Wendell Piez mailto:wapiez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx > Mulberry Technologies, Inc. http://www.mulberrytech.com > 17 West Jefferson Street Direct Phone: 301/315-9635 > Suite 207 Phone: 301/315-9631 > Rockville, MD 20850 Fax: 301/315-8285 > ---------------------------------------------------------------------- > Mulberry Technologies: A Consultancy Specializing in SGML and XML > ======================================================================
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