... impossible because there will be
no words to express it”
“The purpose of Newspeak was
not only to provide a medium of
expression for the world-view and
mental habits proper to the
devotees of Ingsoc, but to make all
other modes of thought
... difficult to predict how they are going to behave in
If someone behaves according to a set of internal
principles and values, we can better predict their
behaviour across situations. We like to believe that
we can pigeon hole or stereotype others.
When do we not tend to make the ...
Source criticism (or information evaluation) is the process of evaluating an information source, i.e. a document, a person, a speech, a fingerprint, a photo, an observation or anything used in order to obtain knowledge. In relation to a given purpose, a given information source may be more or less valid, reliable or relevant. Broadly, ""source criticism"" is the interdisciplinary study of how information sources are evaluated for given tasks (cf. next sections).