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Wednesday, August 05, 2015


Há umas duas semanas na mesa redonda de encerramento do Congresso sobre Ambiente, coordenado pelo Professor Campani, discutíamos sobre as dificuldades de diálogo entre humanistas/ecologistas e a cultura dominante no mundo regulado pelo capital e o mercado. 
Também, dias antes conversava com outro amigo, Professor Padula sobre características da língua e escrita Chinesa (ideográfica) e a nossa (alfabética que não deixa de ser uma forma de codificar fonemas em vez de números). O livro recomendado por , cujo link segue abaixo, discute aspectos dessa mesma questão:

Sapiens A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari. The dominant languages in the world today are the language of bureaucracy and machines and mathematics, and they have gradually changed the way humans think and view the world:

"In the brain, all data is freely associated. When I go with my spouse to sign on a mortgage for our new home, I am reminded of the first place we lived together, which reminds me of our honeymoon in New Orleans, which reminds me of alligators, which remind me of dragons, which remind me of The Ring of the Nibelungen, and suddenly, before I know it, there I am humming the Siegfried leitmotif to a puzzled bank clerk. In bureaucracy, things must be kept apart. There is one 'drawer' for home mortgages, another for marriage certificates, a third for tax registers, and a fourth for lawsuits. Otherwise, how can you find anything? Things that belong in more than one drawer, like Wagnerian music dramas (do I file them under 'music', 'theatre', or perhaps invent a new category altogether?), are a terrible headache. So one is forever adding, deleting and rearranging drawers. /.../

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