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  • n. Plural form of blindness.

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  • In the Socratic style, he led with questions which exposed our "blindnesses" as he called them.

    Archive 2004-05-01

  • Thus, the government is not rational or inherently better at sorting appropriate outcomes than the market, and bureaucrats are not immune to the weaknesses and foibles (and blindnesses) of ordinary consumers.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Further to Andrew Ferguson on Behavioral Economics

  • Furthermore, if it's a question of a play or an opera or even a novel written in a previous era, I'm willing to cut it all the slack it needs, even when it's misogynist or classist or racist or whatever, because all art reflects the world it's written in, and however much I may deplore the blindnesses of the past, it's wrong to refuse to look at them.

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  • Following up on your points: I suspect that people who lack the capacity to engage in critical thinking or reasoned inquiry are equally lacking in the ability to even imagine that other people are different from themselves — different in that said other people are not driven by their viciously ideological blindnesses and childish emotional attachments, but driven rather by logic, principles, evidence and facts.

    Think Progress » Fox Thinks Winter Chill Disproves Global Warming; Experts Disagree

  • But whenever we write our own worlds, in fantasy and scifi more than anywhere else, our own blindnesses and assumptions, innocent as they seem on a personal level, suddenly become matters of magic and politics and games of nations.

    It’s never “just a story”. «

  • Thus, the government is not rational or inherently better at sorting appropriate outcomes than the market, and bureaucrats are not immune to the weaknesses and foibles and blindnesses of ordinary consumers.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Further to Andrew Ferguson on Behavioral Economics

  • I think that this self-image of the Leftist is still extremely powerful, and helps to explain a lot of the energy and the blindnesses we can see in each new Leftist bid to make human nature fit their own idealized self-image.

    Roger’s Rules » Obama Gets It Right

  • Most reviewers, particularly of SF, are white males, and that's deeply limiting, because people from different backgrounds and experiences will better compensate each other's blindnesses and offer a more varied and interesting range of readings.

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • And, just as those who believe in the free society must oppose Communism even as they oppose the unjust and oppressive traditions which nurture indifference to individual freedom, so those who believe in the open society must oppose primitivism and substantive multiculturalism even if the bigotries and blindnesses which nurture indifference to civilisation.

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  • Thanks for the recs, everybody -- I'm always trying new mystery/crime fiction in an attempt to overcome my weird blindnesses.

    Money Shot

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