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International Behavioural and Social Sciences Library: Displacement of Concepts (International Behavioural and Social Sciences, Classics from the Tavistock Press) Hardcover – October 1, 2003

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ISBN-13: 978-0415264860 ISBN-10: 0415264863 Edition: Reprint

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  • Series: International Behavioural and Social Sciences, Classics from the Tavistock Press
  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; Reprint edition (October 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415264863
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415264860
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Hooman on March 4, 2007
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Dynamics of evolution and invention of ideas has been a mystique for thousand years. Schon which to my belief is one the prophets of Innovation explains how new ideas may result from new ways of seeing new things in the manner of the old. Mediums for this treatment are analogy between old and new concepts as well as generative metaphor by which we see new ideas in old configurations. Subject of Cold War is a live example. We see the conflict between Right and Left but not a bloody and real war. Cold as a generative metaphor is displaced to treat the new war and the concept of Cold War takes form. Now with the development of the new concept i.e. Cold War, our notion of war has changed as well as our notion of the international situation. In virtually all learning we shift old patterns to new situations, using the old as projective model for the new through the analogy we find between old and new. The child treats his first encounter with school through the metaphor of his family and the the analogy he deems relevant.

To sum up, it's one the classic books that provides great pleasure by deploying its lessons to real situations; Specially when inventing new concepts in real life such as new irony we may use in our speech or new techniques we employ to solve problems. However, Schon developed his ideas in "Educating the Reflective Practitioner" and "Reflective Practice", this book reserves itself of a different order.
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This book has a split personality. Part One is superb - it is focused, substantive, original, and highly significant. In contrast, Part Two is disappointing - it is meandering, shallow, trite, and uninteresting. Given the seminal thesis development of Part One, I was stunned by the train-of-thought disconnect and the unexceptional content of Part Two. It was as if the two parts of the book were written by different authors for separate readerships.

Part One presents a cogent, detailed, and compelling synthesis of the role and nature of concept displacement as applied to a new situation, together with the consequent formation and refinement of a new concept. As a result, Schon's synthesis eclipsed two then-prevailing notions of new concept formation: covert machinations of the subconscious and glib law-like compositions of existing concepts. Notably, Schon dispatches the notion that an existing concept can in general be unaffectedly imposed on a new situation to yield an adequate new concept.

In the author's synthesis, an agent encountering a new situation accesses an intimated concept already present in a relevant concept cluster by "seeing" the likeness between the selected concept and the new situation. This old concept effectively becomes a metaphor for characterizing the new situation, as effected through a symbolic relation between the concept and the situation. Basically, the concept then serves as a program for the exploration of the situation, and as a source for selected attributes to be mapped to it. The elaboration of the concept metaphor delineates and instantiates these mappings through selective projections from the old concept to the new situation.
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Donald Schon was a prolific student of professional behavior and his books on the cognitive and development aspects of professionalism provide both entertaining and enlightening insights into learning, problem solving, teaching and organizational learning. This book delves into the framework of knowledge that we build through learning and experience and then communicate among practitioners and clients. Much of what we call "problem solving" depends on meeting the expectations of the clients. Schon's exploration of metaphor as the "carrier" of understanding in learning and social interchange. The metaphors that are "chosen" or "learned" to characterize a situation often "color" the situation in unexpected ways. This book is accessible, but thoroughly supported by the contemporary psychological and sociological research of the time.
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French philosopher Paul Ricoeur made extensive use of this text in developing his own philosophy of imagination in a seminar given at the University of Chicago in 1975.
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