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Through the Language Glass: Why The Worl...
Do people think and perceive the world differently if they speak a different language? a development into the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis #language #internationalmindedness
The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Wind...
entertaining book on #language by Steven Pinker - swearing, offence, human nature, metaphors.
Nineteen Eighty-Four (Penguin Modern Cla...
1984 by George Orwell: the appendix on Newspeak is a cool satire/parody of the ideal languages desired by some logicians in the early 20th century. #language
Upside of Irrationality: The Unexpected ...
Dan Ariely is great - here he shows how we can frame situations to compensate for our reason/emotion. #reason #emotion
Identity and Violence: The Illusion of D...
Important concept of plural identity - with optimistic potential for reducing conflict and bringing about world peace. #humansciences #internationalmindedness
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can...
How small changes can have big impacts - difficult to predict. #humansciences #reason
Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thi...
How instinctual judgements can often be better than slowly carefully thought-through judgements. #intuition
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