netI like making lists, and I also like making tables.  I know that the world’s not really black and white, but I taking an idea and looking at it in two ways – I like dichotomies.  I’ve been playing around with Deleuze and Guattari again, as well as thinking about MOOCs, and I’ve had this written on one of my white boards for weeks now, inspired partly by A Thousand Plateaus pp 18-21


Rhizomatic Arborescent
East West
Mapping Signifying
Performance Competence
Continental Analytic
Coherentism Foundationalism

There’s more than two ways of looking at things, and this is too stark, but it’s helping me to sort out how different theories might mesh together.


About Nomad War Machine

Philosopher, Doctor Who lover, knitter, anarchist. Gets paid for being a Learning Technologist at the University of Glasgow. I am interested in theories and models of co-operative learning, in particular the Jigsaw Classroom, and I have just started a PhD about that sort of stuff. Twitter: @NomadWarMachine
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2 Responses to Dichotomies

  1. jaap bosman says:

    Like your table, dichotomy. Rhizomes and dichotomy are not friend I suppose, but it is a clear picture. The image that comes with this post is a beautiful rhizome.
    Thanks Jaap

  2. Thank you – I’m glad you like it. I’m starting Dave Cormier’s MOOC this week: https://p2pu.org/en/courses/882/rhizomatic-learning-the-community-is-the-curriculum/ so I’ll be writing more of this sort of stuff, I hope.

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