By J. Y. F. Lau
This publication is set the elemental ideas that underlie serious considering and creativity. nearly all of the content material is on severe considering considering the fact that extra subject matters are evidently concerned and because they are often mentioned effortlessly and systematically. the previous couple of chapters are dedicated to creativity and learn technique, no longer standard the book’s plethora of pageant. each one bankruptcy introduces a selected subject, often via introducing the suitable theories along with real looking examples that convey how the theories will be utilized. each one bankruptcy concludes with a suite of routines whose strategies are precise on the rear of the publication. whereas the writing type is purposefully casual, the presentation is whole, at the least with recognize to the meant introductory point.
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Strictly speaking, vagueness is different from ambiguity. A term can be vague even though it is not ambiguous, such as the Atlantic Ocean. An ambiguous term might have very precise meanings. For example, a billion is normally taken to be one thousand million, but some people take it to mean one million million. So billion is ambiguous, but the two possible meanings are very precise! Vagueness in a statement decreases the amount of information that is being conveyed. Consider these statements in increasing order of vagueness: 1.
The argument starts by saying that equality cannot be an ideal. This is correct if equality means everyone being physical identical, having the same appearance, personality, and so on. This form of equality is indeed undesirable if not impossible to achieve. It is a good thing there is diversity and individuality, but nobody wants to get rid of that. When the argument goes on to talk about scholars calling for greater equality, these people are talking about a different notion of equality—people having the same basic rights and equal opportunity.