How to translate math equations back to emotions?

Mathematics is the art of giving the same name to different thingsPoetry is the art of giving different names to the same thing —Poincaré and an unknown poet This post is basically the article Making concrete analogies and big pictures, with just different title. For Vietnamese readers, you can read my example of how I … [Read more…]

Connections between cognitive linguistics, cognitive psychology, Buddhism and Daoism

Here I discuss my observations between the four fields: linguistics, cognitive psychology, Buddhism and Daoism. Each section will be a topic that involve at least two of them. Note that my understanding on linguistics is not very strong. Misunderstanding in communication In the parable “The blind men and the elephant”, the concept “elephant” is defined … [Read more…]

A theory of perspective

Once upon a time, there lived a blind man in a village. One day his friend told him, “Hey, there is an elephant in the village today.” The elephant had always been a mystery for him. The first time he heard about it was when he heard children puzzling each other: “How do you put … [Read more…]

Making concrete analogies and big picture

When a politician says that voting for independence “would be like leaving an ocean liner for a lifeboat, without paddles, on a stormy sea”, a researcher in the crowd will yell at the top of their lungs: Their skeptics is good and necessary, because with just a little carelessness the analogy will become a fallacy. … [Read more…]