Nervous States: How Feeling Took Over the World, with Will Davies

Intelligence Squared | 26 May 2020 | 0h 52m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Will Davies about his book Nervous States: How Feeling Took Over The World. Discusses the long history of tensions between building societies based on facts and reason versus feelings based on fear and anxiety.

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  1. Those people, the Brexiteers, those without a university education, *they* are motivated by their passions. We, the Remainers, the diploma’d, the FT-readers, *we* are motivated by reason and fact.

    Is it really so hard to see that facts do not tell us what our values ought to be? That how we define our community and to whom we are loyal are not merely factual questions? That in political matters we often choose facts and reasons based upon our positions, and not choose our positions based on facts? That the sides on a political question are generally divided by beliefs and sympathies, even when they do agree upon facts?

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