R, Scientometrics, Knowledge Management, and Social Network Analysis

Why is so much of our life spent inside stories?

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I am currently reading Robert McKee’s Story. In its very first chapter, he discussed why story is very inseparable from human life (pp. 11-12).

Day after day we seek an answer to the ageless question Aristotle posed in Ethics: How should a human being lead his life?

Traditionally humankind has sought the answer to Aristotle’s question from the four wisdoms – philosophy, science, religion, art- taking insight from each to bolt together a livable meaning. But today who reads Hegel or Kant without an exam to pass? Science, once the great explicator. garbles life with complexity and perplexity. Who can listen without cynicism to economists, sociologists, politicians? Religion, for many, has become an empty ritual that masks hypocrisy. As our faith in traditional ideologies diminishes, we turn to the source we still believe in: the art of story.


Written by Mat

November 10, 2008 at 10:48 pm

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