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How to be critically open-minded : a psychological and historical analysis

Author: John Lambie
Publisher: Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In a lively and subversive analysis, psychologist John Lambie explains how to see another person's point of view while remaining critical - in other words how to be 'critically open-minded'. Using entertaining examples from history and psychology, Lambie explores the implications of critical open-mindedness for scientific and moral progress.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Lambie
ISBN: 9781137301048 113730104X
OCLC Number: 892506201
Description: xiii, 239 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: How is human progress possible? --
Introducing critical open-mindedness --
Case study 1: open and closed minds --
Erasmus versus Luther --
Previous approaches to open-mindedness : from Socrates to the present --
Summary of the new model of critical open-mindedness --
Effects of open-mindedness on decision making, morality, and well-being --
Case study II : morality ; the levellers and religious toleration --
Case study III : science --
Galileo and critical perspective shifting --
History of open and closed societies --
Psychological and biological roots of open-mindedness --
Case study IV : sound self-awareness --
Joseph Stalin versus Jane Austen --
Defending and cultivating critical open-mindedness --
Open-mindedness, science, and religion.
Responsibility: John Lambie, Department of Psychology, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK.

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