Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Philosophy Wire: Communicating in a foreign language. Emotion. Decision making. Hating… you.


Philosophy Wire by Spiros Kakos [2018-07-10]: Communicating in a foreign language takes emotion out of decision-making. [1] Speaking in a language you are not so familiar with, makes you think more on how to formulate the sentences you want to say. And that extra-thinking seems to take away the truly human edge of the decision-making process: emotion. The more we think, the more we become machines. It is something evident to children. You do not need too much thinking to love or hate. And yet, we still believe that thinking more is the solution to everything. We hate ourselves. And we have not even sat down to think why…

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