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People like to be perceived favourably, by themselves and by others, but some personality traits that carry a high social value (altruism and fair-mindedness) are not directly observable to outsiders.
It contributed to the obvious fair-mindedness of her speech.
John has served in this capacity for many years, and he has conducted his duties in this role with grace, fair-mindedness, and toughness.
- Fair-mindedness (justice, objectivity, absence of bias)
It comes from a man of rare moral and intellectual standing who has risked much in his life to intellectual honesty and thorough fair-mindedness. It doesn't provide quick or easy answers about modern Islam, but it does convey the depth and complexity of traditions that Western pundits too frequently seem comfortable boiling down to 140 characters.
There is no attempt to evaluate their findings with fair-mindedness and farsightedness.
They were the Enlightenment made flesh, but an Enlightenment shorn of its vitiating French intellectual weaknesses of dogmatism, anticlericalism, moral chaos, and an excessive trust in logic, and buttressed by the English virtues of pragmatism, fair-mindedness, and honorable loyalty to each other.
"We typically think of fair-mindedness as a stable characteristic, part of one's personality," said Hsu.
A self-confessed standard-bearer for militant atheism whose blind prejudices do not allow him to tolerate other people's beliefs, his malicious lack of any sense of fair-mindedness is illustrated every time he puts pen to paper and undermines his own arguments.
I'M proud about many things in our region; the overall decency and fair-mindedness of the vast majority up here particularly shines out.
Rudinow's fair-mindedness extends to views that he targets.
The book can be a valuable reference book for advanced researchers as a thorough compendium of the nuanced positions on such contemporary debates as: the role and nature of the dialectical aspects of argumentation; the possibility of deep disagreements and the possibility of progress in resolving them despite their logical intractability; the best way to distinguish and characterize closed-mindedness, open-mindedness, and fair-mindedness; fallacy analysis and the critical assessment of arguments; and a host of other important topics.