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why is proof an insufficient narrative form?

The question is what moves/motivates us ?

The strongest drivers of our behaviour are emotional/affective, even if they can be channelled or oriented by rationality.

If I am a progressive, it's not because I have made a long comparative study between right-wing and left-wing narratives and decided the second ones performed better! This came afterwards. I am a progressive because I place some values like justice and equality above others and because I am moved by the obscene level of injustice of the society in which we live.

Any proof or demonstration only makes sense within a certain set of values.

"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 06:54:00 PM EST
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