Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community
Should I feel pleased to have solved a koan, or disappointed? Christopher D. Sessums observes, "Paradox provides an opportunity to explore the unconscious assumptions associated with much of reality. They allow us to play with notions of sense/nonsense, misconceptions, disequilibration, and other cognitive conflicts. This is where is where real learning, real action, begins." I like his writing, but I liked Seung Sahn's Twelve Gates more. Should I then have not read the Sessums article?

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