Latin phrases

a posteriori — from the latter; knowledge or justification is dependent on experience or empirical evidence a priori — from what comes before; knowledge or justification is independent of experience acta non verba — deeds, not words ad hoc — to this — improvised or made up ad hominem — to the man; below-the-belt personal […]

Socratic method

The Socratic method (also known as method of Elenchus, elenctic method, or Socratic debate) is a form of cooperative argumentative dialogue between individuals, based on asking and answering questions to stimulate critical thinking and to draw out ideas and underlying presuppositions. The Socratic method is a method of hypothesis elimination, in that better hypotheses are […]

Regla Chatham House

La regla dispone que las personas que asisten a un seminario pueden discutir los resultados del seminario en el mundo exterior, pero no pueden discutir quien asistió o identificar lo que dijo un individuo específico. La regla de Chatham House se desarrolló para facilitar la discusión franca y honesta sobre temas controvertidos o impopulares por […]

Learning phases

The learning curve.

Things to Know

A list of things that everyone should know about.


Consider a future device, a sort of mechanized private library in which an individual stores all his books, records, and communications, and which may be consulted with exceeding speed and flexibility. It is an enlarged intimate supplement to his memory. —Vannevar Bush, As We May Think