Thursday, 19 May 2016

Thought 216: Suspending Judgement

"Entertaining a thought without immediately accepting (or rejecting) it is the mark of an educated mind." - Aristotle
Suspending judgement, particularly value judgement, is the sign of a degree of wisdom when there are in point of fact reality so many competing and varying interpretations of phenomena. 

This suspension of judgement enables the possibility for engaging in research and critical evaluation of said competing interpretations before finally reaching a position on a particular topic, e.g. anthropogenic climate change or the dangers/benefits of euthanasia.