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