Tom Atlee: What Does Sense-Making Mean? Part 4

Civil Society, Collective Intelligence, Ethics
Tom Atlee

What does “making sense” mean? (Sense-making – Part 4)

The phrase “it makes sense” has a lot going on in it, most of which we don’t pay much attention to… and that can create problems. I explore what that’s about and how to watch out for “confirmation bias” – the big booby trap in personal and group sense-making. I then dig underneath a similarly problematic phrase – “common sense” – questioning how common “common sense” usually is. Finally, I look at what might be involved in actually discovering or developing a collective sense of things that is common enough for all of us to use together.

Part 1   –   Part 2   –   Part 3

See Also: Tom Atlee @ Phi Beta Iota

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