Thursday, December 13, 2012

New housing in West Ealing and # 23 Dialectic

West Ealing building

Where once was the West Ealing Multi Storey car park is now a major new housing project - I'm not sure if it is appropriate and how it will meet the needs of the community but it does have a nice non linear style to it.

What was there before

As you can see the building it replaced was no oil painting!

Big Idea Number 23 is Dialectic

The Socratic method is  a method of critical investigation typically using dialectics.

Online I found this definition (Merriam which sums things up nicely,
Dialectic is

 : discussion and reasoning by dialogue as a method of intellectual investigation; specifically : the Socratic techniques of exposing false beliefs and eliciting truth.

Hegel is a big name in the dialectic you can hear Robert Stern talking about Hegel's Dialectic here