Thursday, 15 July 2010

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Open Mind” versus“Closed Mind”

_Quote [There is a] dangerous little catch phrase which advises you to keep an 'open mind'... A ‘closed mind’ is usually taken to mean the attitude of a man impervious to ideas, arguments, facts and logic, who clings stubbornly to some mixture of unwarranted assumptions, fashionable catch phrases, tribal prejudices—and emotions. But this is not a ‘closed” mind, it is a passive one…
    What objectivity and the study of philosophy require is not an ‘open mind,’ but an
active mind…”
         - Ayn Rand, from her essay ‘Philosophical Detection.’ Read the full quote at The Ayn Rand Lexicon.

2 comments:

  1. This quote reminded me of this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T69TOuqaqXI

    ReplyDelete
  2. Thanks for that link, it's a great video.

    ReplyDelete