Wednesday, February 8, 2012

David Brooks's Three Essential Propositions

1. Consciousness is the tip of the iceberg of our minds, beneath it the lurking massive, unseen and unknown unconscious, overwhelmingly more formative in our reasoning and judgments than anything else.

2. Emotion is integral to intelligence. It allows us to weigh, assess and value the claims and factors we need to account for in reaching opinions, judgments and conclusions.

3. The gaze of others is formative in our conduct.

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