An interesting quote

I don’t fully understand it so I am not promoting anything, just found it interesting and wanted to share:

“A good story and a well-formed argument are different natural kinds. Both can be used as a means for convincing another. Yet what they convince of is fundamentally different: arguments convince one of their truth, stories of their lifelikeness. The one verifies by eventual appeal to procedures for establishing formal and empirical truth. The other establishes not truth but verisimilitude.”

–Jerome Bruner


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