18.564 knowledge, wisdom, data, information

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 4 Feb 2005 08:07:00 +0000

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 18, No. 564.
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         Date: Fri, 04 Feb 2005 07:59:13 +0000
         From: lachance_at_origin.chass.utoronto.ca (Francois Lachance)
         Subject: 18.559 knowledge, wisdom, data, information

Willard and Charles,

At Matt Kirschenbaum's blog entry
there are some comments about the quotation from T.S.

          Where is the Life we have lost in living?
          Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge?
          Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?

The exchange there hints that a close reading might point towards
metaphysical considerations. I was wondering if Charles Ess might be so
kind as to point readers to where he discusses the Eliot poem in the
context of the taxonomy outlined by Dreyfus in _On the Internet_. It might
help inform the discussions of some of us who are not so sure that is wise
to elevate (capitalize) Life over living.

Furthermore, the comments recorded at Matt's blog touch upon the dynamics
of the diectic "we" as it travels from the setting of a speech by the
chorus in the pagent play _The Rock_ to less-contextualized and more
generic quotation from the works of T.S. Eliot. The very way in which the
text has circulated exemplifies the case that information
loss/preservation colours interpretation.

Francois Lachance, Scholar-at-large
2005 Year of Comparative Connections. DIA: Comparative connections? LOGZ:
Connection, first. Comparison, next. DIA: Check. Comparable ways of
connecting. LOGZ: Selection outcomes, first. Comparative Connections,
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