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Mapping and the need for maps underpins a lot of this series of posts - both in terms of understanding rituals & habits as well as my more discursive comments in the footers that explain the banner images.   I should also say that I am always slightly nervous talking about mapping as its one […]
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Dave Snowden
There is some debate in the literature as to the difference between repetitive actions and ritual acts, the argument being that the latter will also contain some symbolic aspect, in the object or what the object means.  In a sense this brings us back to an older difference between the sacred and the profane, words […]
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I can’t really imagine going walking without a camera, and by that I don’t mean the iPhone although I have fallen back to that at times.  Landscape photography is a part and parcel of my identity and the Nikon 810 full frame comes into its own in the mountains.  Maybe this is the year I […]
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When I started this series I was not entirely sure where they would lead me and as I pass the half way mark on the last day of the year I am still not entirely sure but I can start to see a pattern. Walking everyday, bar one, has given me the space to think […]
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I was thinking this morning that in an earlier post in this series I hadn’t really addressed the way that habits arise in wider communities (including nations) over time and that might be a logical extension of the emphasis I placed on collective habits as well as individual ones.  In the effect the habits of […]
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I spent some time yesterday talking about what I might term dark habits which is a reference to my earlier idea of dark constraints and Ann’s use of that for dark scaffolding. The reference is to the idea of dark matter, or dark energy in cosmology where we can see an effect without being able to see a reason for the […]
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Dave Snowden
Yesterday I opened up this year's Twelvetide series with a brief discussion on habits referencing the long-standing philosophical divide between seeing them as hindrance or help. I also used Carlisle’s four distinctions from which I intend to derive a typology of habits and a series of related disclosure questions. As you can see the overall […]
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The picture of the Gannel Estuary to left brings back memories of a slightly fraught day on my trip around the South-West Coast Path.  Crossing the estuary on foot requires fairly precise timing as the title bridge is covered two hours either side of low tide.  given the need to have the car at the […]
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In yesterday’s post, I made it clear that I wasn’t writing a philosophical article per se, but rather responding to the idea put forward on social media that Cynefin might act as a framework for understanding ethics, and more specifically how we make decisions.  In doing this I am taking a pragmatic approach based on […]
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