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Roy Nelson's picture

maps/mapping

I am fascinated by all this talk of maps... Whenever people talk of maps it reminds me of my favourite author JL Borges... and "On Exactitude in Science" and again through Borges I found out about "John Wilkins" in Borges incredible "THE ANALYTICAL LANGUAGE OF JOHN WILKINS"... the categorisation of language the mapping of language onto reality, how our brains are mapping engines, constantly mapping/categorising reducing complexity/viewing from afar, and how our knack for categorisation that helps us so much, can also lead us to map people into categories, and consequences of that is dangerous, very dangerous... it is easier to hate a label than a person... so the inaccuracy of our maps that enables us to see a global picture can also lead to disaster...

my two pence (change the currency to suite your locale) on subject...

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