Yes, I think need makes the most sense initially, expanding later into
desire, want, prefer....
I checked and the book you recommend is in our library. What, if you have
the time, are the basic differences between my speculation and the Feibleman
On 8/14/12 9:43 AM, "François Nsenga" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Dear Jerry
> Last month I noticed and annotated your Essay.
> But I think the best of developments on the origins (i.e. 'need', instead
> of 'desire') of human knowledge (and Design thinking) will be found in
> James K. Feibleman's "Mankind behaving: human needs and material culture",
> Thomas 1963.
>> The short answer is that I think it has to do with the early advantage of
>> being able to draw on accumulated knowledge in survival situations. The
>> cultural making path has its origins in actions for survival and then
>> evolves to emphasize life support and life enhancement actions, policies
>> and products as external threats to culture making diminish.
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