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Open Minded Philosophes

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  • Elliot Temple
    _The Enlightenment_ by Roy Porter p 3 ... Being open minded -- refusing to vilify people who disagree with (near) universal agreement and authority and
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 31, 2010
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      _The Enlightenment_ by Roy Porter p 3

      > Diderot and d'Alembert's *Encyclopedie* thus defined the *philosophe* as one who 'trampling on prejudice, tradition, universal consent, authority, in a word, all that enslaves most minds, dares to think for himself'.

      Being open minded -- refusing to vilify people who disagree with (near) universal agreement and authority and tradition -- that is a major value of the Enlightenment.

      -- Elliot Temple
      http://fallibleideas.com/
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