Crossing the T

Life at the intersection of Church and Trans with Rev. Allyson Robinson

Can I Quote You? William James on thinking and thinking

A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.

Attributed to William James (1842-1910), American psychologist and philosopher

And a comment from me: Applying this to all the people in the world with whom you disagree is too easy and no fun.  The fun starts when you apply it to yourself.

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[…] has to say, I’d like to point her out to you as someone who is really thinking, not merely (as William James said) “rearranging her prejudices.”  She’s doing the kind of imaginative, […]


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