Hypocrisy – In Bad Faith

Hypocrisy has been a formal topic of mine since my late-1980’s / early-90’s days (Brunsson, Argyris, Action Theory, et al). Great Point of View “On Hypocrisy” by Will Self this morning, pointing out two key things. (1) Hypocrisy is an essential / inevitable / necessary part of social order in a functioning civilised society, but … Continue reading “Hypocrisy – In Bad Faith”

Action Research Reloaded

Been reading a fascinating 2015 paper co-authored by @DrSarahEaton and shared recently on Twitter. PROFESSIONAL COLLABORATION AS RESPONSIVE PEDAGOGY Fascinating for me on two levels. Firstly in seeing that the Argyris “double-loop” learning process (aka Action Research), which I explored in my late-1980’s Master’s, has been taken up and evolved in many creative learning contexts … Continue reading “Action Research Reloaded”

It’s Evolutionary Psychology Stupid

(Editorial Note : This paper was originally prepared for the 2005 Liverpool Conference on Robert Pirsig and his Metaphysics of Quality (MoQ). It is a personal non-technical view of the MoQ, and indeed the first part of paper is an entirely subjective and naive account of the author’s “thought journey” that led to reading Pirsig … Continue reading “It’s Evolutionary Psychology Stupid”

Thinking Matter

I’m a fan of Andy Martin – his books and his blog. Though he blogs infrequently, he has two posts in June that I only spotted accidentally today. One, a reminder that I’ve still not yet read Waiting for Bardot, whereas it is soon to be released as a film. Two, however, the piece that … Continue reading “Thinking Matter”