“How do you have collective action without collective imagination?”

Basically the core of my research interests, except summarized succinctly and eloquently by Cameron Awkward-Rich. Here’s the rest of the quote but be sure to check out the full interview on Bettering American. “I actually think it’s quite weird to imagine that social change can happen without literature, since books of various kinds (and I’m counting oral traditions…

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Our unique ability to imagine collectively allows us to cooperate flexibly and in very large numbers – Yuval Noah Harari on Why Humans Control the World

“The real difference between humans and all other animals is not on the individual level; it’s on the collective level. Humans control the planet because they are the only animals that can cooperate both flexibly and in very large numbers. […] What enables us alone, of all the animals, to cooperate in such a way? The…

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