The common language of ideas - EXPeditions

The common language of ideas

by Gisèle Sapiro
  • 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.