Tag Archives: thought

Critical Thinking: A Socratic Dialogue

Speaker A: How do you learn to think critically? We know how to think, don’t we? Speaker B: Of course we do! Thinking is like breathing. It’s automatic. It’s a part of being human. We don’t need someone to teach … Continue reading

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Political Rhetoric, Explained – Steven Pinker

Compete video at: http://fora.tv/2008/09/12/Steven_Pinker_The_Stuff_of_Thought Psychologist Steven Pinker explains why political rhetoric often tends to be vague, empty, and bland. One of the principal researchers on language and cognition, Steven Pinker turns his focus to what our language says about us. … Continue reading

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#CCK11 – Week 4: A Dog Can Not Lie #ELTchat

Language. It’s what we do and who we are that gives meaning to our words. The limits of my language are the limits of my world. Wittgenstein: Like him or love him, leave him at some point, but what you … Continue reading

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Does The Language We Speak Shape How We Think?

Does the language we speak shape how we think? I find this question to be an intriguing one. In fact, it was recently the subject of a lively debate at the Economist news magazine. Now, I speak three languages rather … Continue reading

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