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Defining Context Dependence

Context and Questions re Philosophical Perspectives

Thank you for participating. There are three background questions and then two sets of ten questions each. The first set asks you about your own views. The second set asks for your beliefs about the views held by the "educated general public" which we define as those who read or look at the newspaper of a major city either in print or on-line at least once per week.
1. I have had my PhD for: *This question is required.
2. I consider my philosphical perspective to be closest to: *This question is required.
3. I consider my understanding of the philosphical perspectives listed to be: *This question is required.
Space Cell ThoroughSufficient to be CriticalStill LearningInsufficient
Realism *This question is required
Constructivism *This question is required
Pragmatism *This question is required
4. When using the concept "system" do you perceive your use to be: *This question is required.
Space Cell Not at allSomewhatHalf the TimeMostlyAlways
Context dependent *This question is required
Dependent upon background assumptions and beliefs *This question is required
Able to be expressed in a quantitative mannner *This question is required
Able to be used in reliable predictions *This question is required
5. When using the concept "model" do you perceive your use to be: *This question is required.
Space Cell Not at allSomewhatHalf the TimeMostlyAlways
Context dependent *This question is required
Dependent upon background assumptions and beliefs *This question is required
Able to be expressed in a quantitative mannner *This question is required
Able to be used in reliable predictions *This question is required
6. When using the concept "category" do you perceive your use to be: *This question is required.
Space Cell Not at allSomewhatHalf the TimeMostlyAlways
Context dependent *This question is required
Dependent upon background assumptions and beliefs *This question is required
Able to be expressed in a quantitative mannner *This question is required
Able to be used in reliable predictions *This question is required
7. When using the concept "science" do you perceive your use to be: *This question is required.
Space Cell Not at allSomewhatHalf the TimeMostlyAlways
Context dependent *This question is required
Dependent upon background assumptions and beliefs *This question is required
Able to be expressed in a quantitative mannner *This question is required
Able to be used in reliable predictions *This question is required
8. When using the concept "affordance" do you perceive your use to be: *This question is required.
Space Cell Not at allSomewhatHalf the TimeMostlyAlways
Context dependent *This question is required
Dependent upon background assumptions and beliefs *This question is required
Able to be expressed in a quantitative mannner *This question is required
Able to be used in reliable predictions *This question is required
9. When using the concept "economics" do you perceive your use to be: *This question is required.
Space Cell Not at allSomewhatHalf the TimeMostlyAlways
Context dependent *This question is required
Dependent upon background assumptions and beliefs *This question is required
Able to be expressed in a quantitative mannner *This question is required
Able to be used in reliable predictions *This question is required
10. Do you perceive the current understanding of brain mechanisms to be: *This question is required.
Space Cell Not at allSomewhatHalf the TimeMostlyAlways
Context dependent *This question is required
Dependent upon background assumptions and beliefs *This question is required
Able to be expressed in a quantitative mannner *This question is required
Able to be used in reliable predictions *This question is required
11. Do you perceive the current understanding of cancer to be: *This question is required.
Space Cell Not at allSomewhatHalf the TimeMostlyAlways
Context dependent *This question is required
Dependent upon background assumptions and beliefs *This question is required
Able to be expressed in a quantitative mannner *This question is required
Able to be used in reliable predictions *This question is required
12. Do you perceive the current understanding of the common cold to be: *This question is required.
Space Cell Not at allSomewhatHalf the TimeMostlyAlways
Context dependent *This question is required
Dependent upon background assumptions and beliefs *This question is required
Able to be expressed in a quantitative mannner *This question is required
Able to be used in reliable predictions *This question is required
13. Do you perceive the current understanding of evolution to be: *This question is required.
Space Cell Not at allSomewhatHalf the TimeMostlyAlways
Context dependent *This question is required
Dependent upon background assumptions and beliefs *This question is required
Able to be expressed in a quantitative mannner *This question is required
Able to be used in reliable predictions *This question is required
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