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Curiosity and What Equality Really Means
The New Yorker
Format: Magazine Article
Publication Year: 2018
Source ID: shanti-sources-113551
Abstract: Gawande identifies the danger that society faces when multiple forms of curiosity are attacked, including scientific curiosity, journalistic curiosity, artistic curiosity, cultural curiosity. Through the recognition of the foundational principle of medicine that all lives are of equal worth, the article states how once individuals lose the desire to understand, to be surprised, to listen, and to bear witness, they lose their humanity as a consequence