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Generation TED and the power of positivity – Julian Baggini – Aeon

Generation TED and the power of positivity – Julian Baggini – Aeon | cognition | Scoop.it
Does relentless enthusiasm really help the world, or should generation TED learn to take a more sceptical view?
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"Truly great ideas are sculpted with the chisel of critical thought, not created fully formed by spontaneous genius and good intent." 

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The Authority of Ideas

The Authority of Ideas | cognition | Scoop.it

What will historians say about us 250 years from now? Larry Summers, former Harvard University president and economic adviser to President Obama, asks this question in a thought-provoking eSeminar about the evolution of ideas and the critical importance of education in an increasingly multi-faceted world.
This will be a moment in history when the world evolved from a world governed by the idea of authority to a world governed by the authority of ideas, says Summers. Then he tells you how to be a part of the next great revolution.

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