OED and Alexander Resilience

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300 words; 2 quotes (at least one from Alexander) Reassess your understanding of resilience in light of the Oxford English Dictionary definitions and Alexander’s etymological explication of the term. Did the definitions, origins, and evolution of the resilience mesh with what you posted in last week’s discussion? Which of the definitions from the OED most closely matched with your own?

Do you think we use resilience more figuratively or literally? What do you think of the first use of resilience in the English language, a passage describing the rebounding effects of echoes? How is resilience used differently in ecological sciences and social sciences?

Did any of the disciplines/subjects that resilience has made its way into surprise you? There are all guiding questions that you can consider as you compose your discussion post in response to the readings.

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