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The Value of an Integral Perspective

Submitted by on June 7, 2008 – 9:46 pm 51 views No Comment

Whether it be Integral or some other comprehensive philosophical framework or mental model, there is something to be said for the theories that help us to grasp with better understanding the world around us.  I recently wrote an article on my main blog (Want to Remember Everything You’ll Ever Learn?) about Piotr Wozniak, a Polish Renaissance Man of sorts, who developed an algorithm and software product to help people learn and retain knowledge at amazing levels.  His quote on learning really has me thinking about the value of mental frameworks:

Piotr Wozniak:

The problem of forgetting might not torment us so much if we could only convince ourselves that remembering isn’t important. Perhaps the things we learn — words, dates, formulas, historical and biographical details — don’t really matter. Facts can be looked up. That’s what the Internet is for. When it comes to learning, what really matters is how things fit together. We master the stories, the schemas, the frameworks, the paradigms; we rehearse the lingo; we swim in the episteme.”

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