Do Sexist Or Racist Flaws Of Great Achievers Of History Disqualify Them?


The idea that racist, sexist or otherwise bigoted views automatically disqualify a historical figure from admiration is misguided. Anyone who cannot bring themselves to admire such a historical figure betrays a profound lack of understanding about just how socially conditioned all our minds are, even the greatest. Because the prejudice seems so self-evidently wrong, they just cannot imagine how anyone could fail to see this without being depraved.


Tags: Art, Ideas, 11.07.18

Source:  http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Artsjournal/~3/wg7LfO6XzMQ/why-sexist-and-racist-philosophers-might-still-be-admirable



Related:
November 8, 2018 at 9:18 AM Inventor Of 3D-Printed Violin Talks About How And Why She Did It
November 7, 2018 at 6:02 PM Study: Your Taste In Art Is A Predictor Of Whether You Voted For Brxit
November 7, 2018 at 6:02 PM Study: Your Taste In Art Is A Predictor Of Whether You Voted For Brexit
November 7, 2018 at 2:56 PM Now’s the time