How to be Critically Open-Minded — A Psychological and Historical Analysis

  • John Lambie

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. How Is Human Progress Possible?

    1. John Lambie
      Pages 1-9
  3. Critical Open-Mindedness: What Is It?

  4. Critical Open-Mindedness: What Is It Good For?

  5. Critical Open-Mindedness: What Underpins It?

  6. Implications and Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
    2. John Lambie
      Pages 198-206
    3. John Lambie
      Pages 207-208
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 209-239

About this book


In a lively and subversive analysis, psychologist John Lambie explains how to see another person's point of view while remaining critical – in other words how to be 'critically open-minded'. Using entertaining examples from history and psychology, Lambie explores the implications of critical open-mindedness for scientific and moral progress.


Open-mindedness critical thinking rationality science religion morality Galileo Erasmus Luther Levellers psychology

Authors and affiliations

  • John Lambie
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyAnglia Ruskin UniversityCambridgeUK

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