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GinetteB
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Is dualistic thinking something that is a result of living in a certain culture? Do you think, generally speaking Americans think more - or less - dualistic than people in other countries?

Would trying to think less dualistic open up possibilities for creative, useful ideas? Would it improve respect for others?

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quote:
Originally posted by GinetteB:
Is dualistic thinking something that is a result of living in a certain culture? Do you think, generally speaking Americans think more - or less - dualistic than people in other countries?

Would trying to think less dualistic open up possibilities for creative, useful ideas? Would it improve respect for others?

I'm not sure what you mean by dualism. Mind/body? Manicheanism? Binary oppositions?
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Yeah, what do you mean? What is dualistic thinking? Why would Americans be more inclined to think this way?
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I suspect she's referring to living in a state of severe cognitive dissonance.
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Szymon
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Then I think culture has little to do with it.
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I blame Descartes.
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King of Men
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I blame the wars.
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I blame Fox News.
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quote:
Is dualistic thinking something that is a result of living in a certain culture? Do you think, generally speaking Americans think more - or less - dualistic than people in other countries?

Would trying to think less dualistic open up possibilities for creative, useful ideas? Would it improve respect for others?

Yes, very much so. Exploration of these ideas and divisions like these have been a major focus of cross-cultural psychology for the past 20 or so years.

I'm not brimming with free time to discuss it, but a good, accessible resource for this is Richard Nisbett's The Geography of Thought.

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I blame the Phaedo.
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GinetteB
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Thanks very much MrSquicky, that is what I meant, and the link you provided is helpful. I'll study this a little more. Thanks again!
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Why no explanation

For some reason, that Amazon link won't open for me.

Dualism could mean a hundre different things. What on earth is this thread about?!?

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