Mills Quotes

Mills Quotes - Mills Quotes WE are only really able to...

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Mills Quotes WE are only really able to believe our own opinion to be right if they are challenged “Complete liberty of contradicting and disproving our opinion is the very condition which justifies us in assuming its truth for purposes of action; and on no other terms can a being with human faculties have any rational assurance of being right.” “The beliefs which we have most warrant for have no safeguard to rest on but a standing invitation to the whole world to prove them unfounded. If the challenge is not accepted, or is accepted and the attempt fails, we are far enough from certainty still; but we have done the best that the existing state of human reason admits of; we have neglected nothing that could give the truth a chance of reaching us." We need a setting where the opinions we hold dearest are open to direct challenge. Because only when we listen to those challenges and hold onto our opinions, can we really feel comfortable. Otherwise those opinions are dead dogmas. We can only improve ourselves, rectify mistakes and aid mental development through freedo of opinion
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