|Jim Schofield - Editor
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Dr. Peter Mothersole - Editor
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The Tree Metaphor:
Modelling Human Knowledge
Introduction: How Science Hides the Truth
Farmed & Natural Stabilities
A Metaphor for Truth
The Palace of Corridors
The Tree of Knowledge
New Routes Towards Truth
The Metaphor of Evolution
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Welcome to the 49th Issue of the SHAPE Journal.
This issue looks at various analogies for the evolution of human knowledge, and how they might reveal where we have gone wrong.
Can we establish a sound metaphor for how we usually establish Human Knowledge - a Model or Pattern for how we do it now, and maybe how we should do it in the future?
The purpose of such an idea is that it delivers an overt Model for how we have done it, heretofore, which, at the same time, gives us a basic framework, to enable us to both criticise and improve upon it, independently of the content that we pack into it. Put in another way, we are attempting to make clear the philosophical bases for this vital process, which are, usually, not only implicit and undeclared, but also rarely even questioned.