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This is a new sort of website, and some preparation may help. Everyone needs their own personal bridge to engaging with the TOP website, and especially in encountering THEE. The list below explains the various ways to get your bearings.
THEE in small doses is obvious common sense. However, THEE-as-a-whole runs so counter to conventional wisdom and normal science, that it can be difficult to trust your own judgement. However, in running your life, you have nothing but your judgement to fall back on. TOP's goal is to enable you to make judgements that work for you.
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The About menu explains the Taxonomy, and answers the commonest questions. The THEE section under About orients you, explains benefits, provides analogies, and covers discovery, topics, scientific aspects and more. The TOP section is an account of the project behind this website. The Warren Kinston section provides a personal introduction, a bio and downloads of publications.
This page explains a few practical and technical issues that often loom unnecessarily as obstacles to engagement. Here you will find some basic premises and clarification of a few common misunderstandings. The page has particular relevance if you would like to take advantage of the in-built interactivity and make Comments.
WK writes a blog approximately weekly. The articles are varied with more or less direct relevance to THEE. They often engage with social events and reveal the mindset and philosophy underpinning THEE and its discovery.
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You can also prepare yourself by noting the experiences of Members with TOP, THEE and its frameworks. Once you have got to grips with what this webcluster is about, then you might wish to present your own views, offer advice, or even compose a personal introduction to guide those who come after you.
Get yourself into the right frame of mind and jump in. You will find that every topic in the sections under The Hub and Frameworks is fairly self-contained. Every page gives you a lot of control over what to see. You have a comprehensive Tables of Contents with titles designed to help you. Feel free to move from title to title or from link to link. Stick with what attracts you, skip what doesn't appeal. Every page is interactive. Rate them and comment wherever you feel the urge.
Methods to assist in searching ideas within THEE are in continuous development. There is a search tool dedicated to the THEE frameworks after login.
Review the explanation of Topics in the introduction to THEE.
These aim to deal with THEE complexity by taking you through various frameworks and entities to your chosen degree of depth.
Guided tours have been provided in Politics as a trial. You can access them by clicking on
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THEE inquiries can take years, but that is no reason why inquiries should not be started in areas that deeply interest you and where you have practical experience. TOP will be supporting inquiries so far as it is possible to do so. Policies governing such inquiries will be developed.
Registered members can access the TOP Studio (later in 2013) where inquiries are actively ongoing.
The Hub provides a detailed explanation and technical account of THEE. Do not feel obliged to visit there. Much is accessible, but it is necessarily complex and even abstruse in places. The Hub explains the terminology and what the naming of psychosocial entities entails. You can read descriptions and see diagrams of the various abstract forms and processes within THEE. One section explains psychosocial reality, and how present studies of it compare to other scientific approaches. The Hub covers issues of inquiry, validation, incorporation of knowledge, use of knowledge for action, examples of past mistakes, current puzzles and more.
The Rostrum is where you will find news, announcements, archives e.g. past newsletters, practical matters about the site. The Rostrum aims to offer a deeper and broader discussion than is possible on each interactive webpage. As sustained interest develops, the plan is to provide a forum service so Members can discuss THEE, Framework and TOP issues. When established, you will be able to join a thread or start your own; help others and be helped in return.
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«A man's got to know his limitations.» The amount of material is massive and well beyond any person's capacity to master. The best that is usually possible is to let THEE function spontaneously in a situation of personal commitment and then reflect on what happened. Nevertheless, anyone can dip into virtually any area of human action that is of interest and get benefit. For those using frameworks for consultancy, I have noted that most people wish to self-consciously learn and master just one or two THEE frameworks. That makes sense.
Originally posted: July 2009; Last updated: 2013-01-30
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