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And all this general narrative comes in a culture where emotions and affectios are given spetial roles. Otherwise you dcould not even think that way.

For example we do not adscribe feelings with state of movements.. or states of objectsa s other people do... or consider humans to be "all  bout emotions".

We also have a strong mythology about humans being necessarily affective which makes by the way any scientific analysis of emotions almost impossible to carry on given the strong cutlrual baggage stating that all emotions are universal..even when they evidently are not.

So I could not agree more with you. It is within a framework about emotions.. and with a way of looking at the world.. and understanding injustice that we are left-wing... and it is this narrative and explanation that drives us... And I am personally proud of it.

Demonstration comes later on.. and absolutely.. and only becasue we value proof if we adquired and assmilated the "scientific imagianry" (which by the way it is clearly not universal in western societies sicne you can live perfectly without understanding science as a mere status generator).

Dead on.

A pleasure

I therefore claim to show, not how men think in myths, but how myths operate in men's minds without their being aware of the fact. Levi-Strauss, Claude

by kcurie on Wed Mar 7th, 2007 at 07:09:07 PM EST
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When I said "within a certain set of values", I should have said: within a certain set of definitions, values, rules, methods, scales, visions and stories... in other words within a certain paradigm.  

As Thomas S.Kuhn and Edgar Morin pointed it, the only way to make people think/behave in a new narrative/paradigm is to seduce them into adopting it. So, the key word is seduction...


"Dieu se rit des hommes qui se plaignent des conséquences alors qu'ils en chérissent les causes" Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet

by Melanchthon on Wed Mar 7th, 2007 at 07:51:19 PM EST
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