Tag: A mind made to grasp reality

Jul 2019

After criticizing the misleading and insidious distinction between ‘fact’ and ‘opinion’ that pervades our educational system, corrupting the minds of youth, and destroying the capacity for real thought, I noted that it was not enough to criticize. So in place of ‘fact’ and ‘opinion’ I proposed the classic philosophical division between understanding, knowledge, belief, opinion, and conjecture or suspicion. Note that the fact-opinion distinction involves a confusion of categories. Fact refers to one aspect of reality that is known, while opinion refers to a way of knowing. That puts a sharp division......

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