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The common language of ideas
by Gisèle Sapiro
About this EXP
Gisèle Sapiro, Professor of Sociology at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, examines the language of ideas.
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Key point 1
Adopting a common language offers advantages, such as facilitating exchange, but also disadvantages, such as differences between native and non-native speakers.
Key point 2
Different languages can convey different world views – translation can be a way to challenge ideas we take for granted.
Key point 3
Cleavages exist not only across cultures but also across disciplines and different domains of knowledge.
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