Aesthetic judgments, rather than abstract reasoning, guide and shape the process by which we all come to know what we know.

Daniel Tammet

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About This Quote

“Different Ways of Knowing.” TED2011. Mar. 2011. Conference Presentation.

Source: "Different Ways of Knowing." TED2011. Mar. 2011. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote by author Daniel Tammet is from his 2011 TED Talk about how he perceives the world with his high-functioning autistic savant syndrome. In this quote, Tammet is saying that the way he learns and understands things isn't that much different from how anyone else attains knowledge -- we all primarily use the way we feel about things, rather than detached, logical thinking, to interpret the world. Watch the full TED Talk here: Daniel Tammet - Different Ways of Knowing