In this chapter I use I use the example of a MSc in HRD that I designed to illustrate that although at times it is necessary to define HRD for political or social reasons, there is a strong case that HRD should not be defined on philosophical, theoretical and practical grounds. To proffer definitions of HRD is to misrepresent it as a thing of being rather than a process of becoming. I suggest that we need to look to the notion of emergent HRD and enjoy the ability to live with negative capability!