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Destruction and Creation

@inproceedings{Boyd1976DestructionAC,
  title={Destruction and Creation},
  author={J. Boyd},
  year={1976}
}
  • J. Boyd
  • Published 1976
  • Computer Science
To comprehend and cope with our environment we develop mental patterns or concepts of meaning. The purpose of this paper is to sketch out how we destroy and create these patterns to permit us to both shape and be shaped by a changing environment. In this sense, the discussion also literally shows why we cannot avoid this kind of activity if we intend to survive on our own terms. The activity is dialectic in nature generating both disorder and order that emerges as a changing and expanding… Expand
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