In Praise of Prejudice: The Necessity of Preconceived Ideas

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Encounter Books, 2007 - Family & Relationships - 129 pages
Today, the word prejudice has come to seem synonymous with bigotry; therefore the only way a person can establish freedom from bigotry is by claiming to have wiped his mind free from prejudice. English psychiatrist and writer Theodore Dalrymple shows that freeing the mind from prejudice is not only impossible, but entails intellectual, moral and emotional dishonesty. The attempt to eradicate prejudice has several dire consequences for the individual and society as a whole.

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Sooner or later, the English language is going to get its act together and acquire a few philosophical terms that are free of the miasma of assumptions and, well, prejudices that all of its current ... Read full review

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This is a conservative’s attack on individualism coupled to egotism with a comma. Which is a favourite enemy of the whole of the left as well, “individualism, egotism” there being contrasted with ... Read full review


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