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A few notes on chance-finding

The expression chance-seeking might be easily misunderstood. One may in fact think that chance-seeking is the activity in which chances are made an object of prediction or anticipation. After all, when we seek, we seek something. This is not what I mean … Continue reading

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The value of acquired knowledge (and previous experiences) for prospective thinking

This blog is about chance-seeking, which I defined as a form of prospective thinking – a form of cognition which we employ when we inevitably have to engage with the future. But does that mean that we have to cancel … Continue reading

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Relevant on paper, not so much in practice

One of the main tenets of chance-seeking (or chance cognition) is that some decision cannot be viewed as a result of planning, in which the consequences of chance events are highly undesirable and thus to be avoided as much as … Continue reading

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Chance cognition or chance-seeking?

I’ve been interviewing students and collecting data about chance-seeking for about 2 months so far in the framework of my project on chance-seeking in digital learning envirnoments. I’m still in a quite early stage. The data that I have been collecting … Continue reading

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Patterns, Variability, and Chance-Seeking

In his The Sciences of the Artificial Herbert Simon introduces a very simple example illustrating the way we solve problems without goals, namely, the way we discover things.   Consider the following sequence: A B M C D M E F … Continue reading

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