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Critical feeling and the limits of critical thinking
by Michael Roth
About this EXP
Michael Roth, President of Wesleyan University, discusses critical feeling.
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Key point 1
Criticism alone is not enough. Through critical feeling, we can engage emotionally with people or works of art, even if we ultimately have trouble with them.
Key point 2
A critical feeler can find pleasure and insight in things they might not find congenial.
Key point 3
Critical feeling expands our capacity to think and feel from the perspective of someone else.
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