28 January 2014

Some Discussion Questions for Weds., January 29th

  • TUFTE: Complete Robert E. Dahl's quote, "Policy-thinking is and must be ___-_____."
  • Does Minard's map explain how the soldiers died?
  • "Excellent maps, which are the heart and soul of good practices in analytical graphics, routinely integrate _____, _____, ____-____, _____, ____-____."
  • What visual method does Minard employ to more easily integrate additional information in his maps?
  • List the 6 Principles of analytical graphics.
  • What word is conspicuously absent from Minard's map on the invasion of Russia?
  • ARAHEIM: Can you succinctly clear up any of the confusion about what is concrete and what is abstract?
  • "In order to _______, one must first _______, but in order to ________ usefully one must already know how to __________."
  • Can you list the 3 difficulties with abstraction which were mentioned all in the same paragraph?
  • Spinoza said, "If a definition is to be called perfect, __________________________________________."
  • Mention at least one problem with classifying by containers?
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