Re: mindfulness (e-prime, rand, epistomology, etc.)

Joshua F. McMichael (
Sat, 5 Jul 97 09:50:31 -0500


>(1) Noun Phrase-1 + TO BE + Noun Phrase-2 (Identity)

>(2) Noun Phrase-1 + TO BE + Adjective Phrase-1 (Predication)

>where TO BE represents an appropriately inflected form of the verb "to be."

>Critical thinkers have argued against using statements having the structure of
>(1) because they *immediately produce high order abstractions* that lead the
user to premature judgments.

Hmm... seems to me that the whole purpose of learning is to "immediately
produce high order abstractions". Are you against forming high order

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