Why open-mindedness matters

  title={Why open-mindedness matters},
  author={W. Hare},
  pages={7 - 16}
  • W. Hare
  • Published 2006
  • Philosophy
  • Think
William Hare defends ‘open-mindedness’ against a number of popular attacks. 
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