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Re: Plagiarism detection methods (was RE: [ProgSoc] (no subject))
On Friday 12 July 2002 22:17, David Shoon wrote:
] (Isn't everything previously taught plagiarising upon someone else's
] earlier work?)
Read Plato's Protagoras and Meno.
Specifically, Meno is a discourse (in the form of a dialogue) that
argues all learning is in fact a recalling .. of memories and/or
knowledge that was pre-extant (within the self).
Personally I think Protogaros has a lot more going for it, and
the method used to prove (sic) the point in Meno is way dodgy.
I think it's quite feasible for people to spontaneously (for want
of a better word) come up with complex or simple solutions to
complex or simple problems. It's possible for there to be similar
solutions developed entirely independently of each other too.
(Cite -- hedgehog .v. echidna)
The trouble with the theory that everything is a copy .. is that
it doesn't explain origin. (Like so many of the new-age ersatz
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