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Are humans primarily driven by emotions, rather than rationality?
Humans are primarily driven by emotions, rather than rationality.
Rationality is judged subjectively, which makes the very definition of rationality untenable.
We look back on a great number of our actions and decisions and realise we may have acted in a more rational way.
Thought experiments repeatedly illustrate our decisions are swayed by emotional factors.
Humans are highly subjective to emotional rhetoric, (e.g. Populism) suggesting a tendency towards subconscious decision-making.
Emotions have showed to be a key element for
(see also: Castells, 2012, Paparachissi, 2014)
Humans use rational reasoning in order to justify a position they already hold and attained through being emotionally impacted. Without any emotional base, humans have no way of attaching themselves to an argument.
Societies at large act rationally. This allows us to infer that the individuals that make up society are rational too.
The great number of scientific revelations and breakthroughs made worldwide would have been impossible without rational thought.
We have evolved to become self-conscious, which is impossible to achieve with emotions alone.
Humans are primarily driven by self-interest.
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