Problem

Inadequate intellectual methods


Experimental visualization of narrower problems
Other Names:
Antiquated intellectual methods
Faulty approaches in the teaching of intellectual methods
Nature:
People are not given adequate methods for using their own intellectual powers. Most methods for appropriating information, including study methods are linear, and non-selective of content. Most techniques for recalling information rely on the rational dimensions of thinking and seldom the non-rational. Most approaches for creating responses are non-analytic. There are few techniques by which one can group the concepts and facts necessary to make responsible decisions. Methods, now coming into vogue, which are non-linear tend to deny the validity of linear methods, creating a rational, non-rational dichotomy.
Claim:
Most people are using methods of thinking and study which do not allow for organizing, understanding and communicating the high daily input of data they receive. They are inappropriate to human depths. Nineteenth century or mediaeval approaches are used instead of post-modern methods. This results in most people being unable to relate themselves rationally, dynamically and with depth to the day-to-day experience of life. Thought patterns tend to be either mechanical and cause-and-effect oriented, or emotive. Those intellectual methods that have been developed to utilize both the irrational and the intuitive are generally not available.
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
23.02.1997 – 00:00 CET