Quora answer: What is intelligence paralysed without? Why?

Apr 08 2013

Using it to slowly and resolutely Think about significant matters seriously.

So little actual Thinking, i.e. slow thinking, goes on. We are in Fast thinking mode all the time which should really be called “schematization” not thinking, i.e. reacting based on what we think we already know.

See Daniel Kahneman Fast Thinking, Slow Thinking. I just started reading it. I saw him talk about it at the LA Times BookFair recently http://www.amazon.com/Thinking-Fast-Slow-Daniel-Kahneman/dp/0374275637
See also http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/15bb6522-04ac-11e1-91d9-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1uCeXsUuo 

For the history of Schematization see U. Eco Kant and the Platypus.

As Heidegger says in What is called Thinking to think is to thank what ever gives thought for the insights that arrive.



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