Monday, March 22, 2010

What's Frustrating Me Right at This Very Second

If someone says "I have my opinion, don't bother me with your facts," is there any way that the opinion isn't a prejudice?


jaylake said...

Following politics again, are we?

Johan Larson said...

You are looking for an actual answer?

"Prejudice" to me implies unthinking ignorance. If someone has thoroughly investigated a subject and formed an opinion on that basis and is disinclined to revisit the issue, I would not describe him as prejudiced. No one is intellectually obligated to give every odd-ball argument a hearing. At most, this is "prejudice" of a type so narrow and technical as to make the word misleading.

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