Expressing creativity with language. LO26678

From: AM de Lange (
Date: 05/11/01

Replying to LO26659 --

Dear Organlearners,

Greetings to you all.

In my last response I made an error. I wrote

>You have touched upon something which intrigue me.
>C I Lewis himself was very much drwan to the work of
>C J Peirce

So Rick had to correct me by

>[Host's Note: At, do you mean Charles Sanders Peirce?
>I see a very clear connection Peirce -> Dewey -> Shewhart
> -> Deming. ..Rick]

Yes, I meant to write C S Peirce. Thank you for picking it up.

By the way, most Afrikaans educationalists thought little of Dewey's work.
They said he was too much of a humanist. However, when I began to study
his books on his viewpoint (a prWWII one which is rare) of the role of
creativity in education, I was shocked how far a labeling (such as
"humanist") can travel through rote learning even among educationalists.
Fortunately for me, I never studied Dewey during my teaching years. And
before Dewey I studied Peirce for his unusual viewpoint on logic, trying
to solve a problem in creativity. That was indeed fortunate.

Is it not tragic what labeling and rote learning can do in constraining

With care and best wishes,


At de Lange <> Snailmail: A M de Lange Gold Fields Computer Centre Faculty of Science - University of Pretoria Pretoria 0001 - Rep of South Africa

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