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Union of the Whys
2007

Documentary Resources

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Specific documents and presentations

Collections of documents on laetus in praesens website

Other documentary resources

  • David Abram. The Spell of the Sensuous: perception and language in a more-than-human world, Vintage, 1997
  • Ron Atkin. Multi-Dimensional Man: can man live in 3 dimensions? London, Penguin, 1981 [summary]
  • John Baldoni. On Leadership Communication: The Power of Why -- For those times when the status quo just won't do. Darwin, May 2004 [text]
  • Robert A. Baron. The cognitive perspective: a valuable tool for answering entrepreneurship's basic "why" questions. Journal of Business Venturing, 19, 2, March 2004, pp 221-239 [text]
  • Brian Bates. The Way of the Wyrd. London, Arrow Books Ltd, 1983 [comment]
  • J. G. Bennett and A. G. E. Blake. Systematics: a new techniaque in thinking. Institute for the Comparative Study of History, Philosophy and the Sciences, Ltd. 1966 [text]
  • Judith Blanchette. Questions in the Online Learning Environment. Journal of Distance Education/Revue de l'enseignement à distance, 2001 [text]
  • Dolores Brien. Today’s Magnum Opus of the Soul: On Wolfgang Giegerich’s “Opposition of ‘Individual’ and ‘Collective’ — Psychology’s Basic Fault: Reflections on Today’s Magnum Opus of the Soul." The Round Table Review, January/February 1999, pp. 13-17 [text]
  • S. Bromberger. Why-questions. In: Colodny, R. (ed.): Mind and Cosmos. Pittsburgh: Univ. Press, 1966, p. 86-111 [text]
  • S. Bromberger. On What we Know We Don't Know: Explanation, Theory, Linguistics, and How Questions Shape Them. University of Chicago Press, 1992.
  • D T Campbell. Ethnocentrism of disciplines and the fish-scale model of omniscience. In M. Sherif & C. W. Sherif (Eds.), Interdisciplinary relationships in the social sciences. Xenia, OH: Aldine Publishing, 1969, pp. 328-348
  • F Cohen. What is a question? Monist, 39, 1929, pp 350-364
  • J Dillon. The multi-disciplinary study of questioning. Journal of Educational Psychology, 74, 1982, pp. 147-65
  • Ivar Ekeland. Mathematics and the Unexpected. University of Chicago Press, 1990
  • Paul Feyerabend:
    • Against Method: outline of an anarchistic theory of knowledge. 1975 [comment]
    • Conquest of Abundance: a tale of abstraction versus the richness of being. 1999
  • Hubertus Fremerey. Why ask why? Philosophos.com [text]
  • C Freeman. A pragmatic analysis of tenseless why-questions. In: Mufwene, S.S., Walker, C.A., Steeuer, S.B. (eds.): Papers of the twelfth regional meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society. Chicago: Chicago Linguistic Society, 1976, p. 208-219
  • R Buckminster Fuller. Explorations in the Geometry of Thinking. Macmillan Publishing Co. Inc. 1975, 1979. ( in collaboration with E. J. Applewhite) [online]
  • Jonathan Ginzburg. Abstraction and Ontology: questions as propositional abstracts in type theory with records, 2005 [text]
  • Elena Guerzoni. Why Even Ask? Doctoral dissertation, MIT, 2003
  • Sanford Hinden. The Process of Wisdom Councils Locally, Regional, Nationally and Globally and an Annual World Global Wisdom Conference [text]
  • Jaakko Hintikka & James Bachman. What If ...? Towards Excellence in Reasoning. Mountain View CA , Mayfield Publishing Company, 1991.
  • Eric Hobsbawm. Asking the big Why questions -- history: a new age of reason. Le Monde diplomatique, December 2004 [text]
  • Kerstin Hoge. (Cheng): On the typology of Wh-questions. Linguist List 9.1725 5 Dec 1998 [review]
  • F Hunkins. Teaching thinking through effective questioning. Norwood, MA: Christopher Gordon, 1995, (2nd ed.)
  • Anthony Judge:
    • Humour and Play-Fullness: essential integrative processes in governance, religion and transdisciplinarity, 2005 [text]
    • Spherical Accounting: using geometry to embody developmental integrity, 2004 [text]
    • Engaging Macrohistory through the Present Moment, 2004 [text]
    • Global Strategic Implications of the Unsaid: from myth-making towards a wisdom society, 2003 [text]
    • Navigating Alternative Conceptual Realities: clues to the dynamics of enacting new paradigms through movement, 2002 [text]
    • Enhancing the Quality of Knowing through Integration of East-West metaphors, 2000 [text]
    • Coherent Policy-making Beyond the Information Barrier, 1999 [text]
    • Being the Universe: a metaphoric frontier, 1999 [text]
    • Transdisciplinarity-3 as the emergence of patterned experience, 1994 [text]
    • Guiding Metaphors and Configuring Choices, 1991 [text]
    • Energy Patterns in Conferences: a context for higher levels of integration, 1988 [text]
    • Networking Alternation: an alternation network of 384 pathways of organizational transformation, 1983 [text]
    • Patterning Transformative Change: dialogue, vision, conference, policy, network, community and lifestyle, 1983 [text]
    • From Networking to Tensegrity Organization, 1984 [text]
    • Development beyond Science to Wisdom: facilitating the emergence of configurative understanding in Councils of the Wise through computer conferencing dialogue, 1979 [text]
    • Representation, Comprehension and Communication of Sets: the Role of Number, 1978 [text]
    • Functional Synthesis of Viewpoints: a conceptual model based on purpose, 1968 [text]
    • Questions:
      • Sustaining the Quest for Sustainable Answers, 2003 [text]
      • 911+ Questions in Seeking UnCommon Ground and protecting the Middle Way, 2001 [text]
      • Questions to which Many deserve Answers, 2000 [text]
      • Questionable answers, 1995 [text]
      • Strategically Relevant Evocative Questions ?, 1993 [text]
      • Checklist of Nasty Questions: regarding development analyses and initiatives, 1981 [text]
  • Orrin E. Klapp, Opening and Closing: strategies of information adaptation in society. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1978
  • Kevin H. Knuth. What is a Question? In: C. Williams (ed.) Bayesian Inference and Maximum Entropy Methods in Science and Engineering, Moscow ID 2002, AIP Conference Proceedings vol. 659, American Institute of Physics, Melville NY, pp. 227-242 [text].
  • George Lakoff and Mark Johnson:
    • Metaphors We Live By, 1980;
    • Philosophy in the Flesh: the embodied mind and its challenge to western thought, HarperCollins, 1999
  • George Lakoff and Rafael Nunez. Where Mathematics Comes From: how the embodied mind brings mathematics into being. Basic Books, 2001
  • Hilary Lawson. Closure: A Story of Everything. Routledge, 2001
  • Jamie McKenzie. The Question is the Answer: creating research programs for an age of information. From Now On, 7, 2, October 1997 [text]
  • Ric Machuga. Philosophical Implications: Metaphysical Why-Questions. Philosophy Departmen, Butte College, Spring 2006 [text]
  • Joke Meheus. Where Do Why-Questions Come From? And How Are They Tackled? An Explication in Terms of Adaptive Logics. Ghent University, 2002 [text]
  • Richard Marius. Asking -- and Answering -- the 5 Critical Questions: Who, What, When, Where, Why (extract from: A Short Guide to Writing About History, New York: Longman, 1999) [text].
  • T L Maxfield & B Plunkett (Eds.). (1991). Papers in the acquisition of WH: Proceedings of the UMass roundtable, May 1990. Univ. of Massachusetts Occasional Papers, Special edition. Amherst, MA: GLSA Publications.
  • Kinhide Mushakoji. Global Issues and Interparadigmatic Dialogue; essays on multipolar politics. Torino, Albert Meynier, 1988
  • Jo Painter. Questioning techniques for gifted students, 1996 [text]
  • Seymour Papert. Embodiments of Mind. Cambridge, M.I.T. Press, 1965.
  • Constanze Peres. On Using Metaphors in Philosophy, 1999 [text]
  • D.A. Posey (Ed.) Cultural and Spiritual Values of Biodiversity: a complementary contribution to the Global Biodiversity Assessment. London: Intermediate Technology Publication, 1999 [text].
  • C. P. Rosé, D. Bhembe, S. Siler, R. Srivastava, K. VanLehn. The Role of Why Questions in Effective Human Tutoring. Learning Research and Development Center, University of Pittsburgh, 2003 [text]
  • Wesley C. Salmon. The Formulation of Why-Questions. Causality and Explanation, May 1998, pp. 364-369 [text]
  • M Sintonen.Why Questions, and Why Just Why-Questions? Synthese, 120, 1999, 1, pp. 125-135 [text]
  • Barry Smith. The Cognitive Geometry of War. In: Peter Koller and Klaus Puhl (eds.), Current Issues in Political Philosophy, Vienna: Hölder-Pichler-Tempsky, 1997, 394–403 [text]
  • George Spencer-Brown. Laws of Form, London: Allen & Unwin. 1969 [comment]
    • https://www.enolagaia.com/GSB.html ***
    • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Spencer_Brown
    • Spencer-Brown Form
  • René Thom. Structural Stability and Morphogenesis; an outline of a general theory of models. Reading, Mass., Benjamin, 1975
  • Robert D. Van Valin, Jr. The Acquisition of WH-Questions and the Mechanisms of Language Acquisition. In: In M. Tomasello, ed., The New Psychology of Language: Cognitive and Functional Approaches to Language Structure, 221-49. Hillsdale, N.J.: LEA, 1998 [text].
  • Francisco Varela, Evan Thompson, and Eleanor Rosch. The Embodied Mind: cognitive science and human experience. Cambridge, MA, MIT Press, 1991
  • Suzan Verberne, Lou Boves, Nelleke Oostdijk:
    • Question analysis for why-question answering, 2005 [text]
    • Developing an approach for why-question answering, 2005 [text]
  • Kim H. Veltman. Questions and Choices. 1996 [text]
  • W. Wahlster. Towards a Computational Model for the Semantics of Why-Questions. The 8th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING 1980) Volume 1 [text]
  • Joanne Twining Williams. Interdisciplinarity: the meme for the space between the books -- a qualitative probe of cyberspace toward understanding the knowledge-building imperative of librarianship. 1998 [text]
  • H Woodbury. The strategic use of questions in court. Semiotica, 48(3/4), 1984, pp 197-228
  • World Wisdom Council. The Budapest Declaration. Club of Budapest, 2004 [text]