In Praise of Prejudice: The Necessity of Preconceived Ideas (Brief Encounters)

4.09 avg rating
( 347 ratings by Goodreads )
)  
9781594032028: In Praise of Prejudice: The Necessity of Preconceived Ideas (Brief Encounters)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Today, the word prejudice has come to seem synonymous with bigotry; therefore the only way a person can establish freedom from bigotry is by claiming to have wiped his mind free from prejudice. English psychiatrist and writer Theodore Dalrymple shows that freeing the mind from prejudice is not only impossible, but entails intellectual, moral and emotional dishonesty. The attempt to eradicate prejudice has several dire consequences for the individual and society as a whole.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Synopsis:

"Prejudice," wrote Edmund Burke, "renders a man's virtue his habit." How strange that sounds to modern ears! In recent times, the word "prejudice" has come to seem synonymous with bigotry. Racial prejudice is taken to be typical of prejudice in general, and therefore the only way in which a person can establish his freedom from bigotry is by claiming to have wiped his mind free from prejudice altogether.In this wise and sprightly book, Theodore Dalrymple shows that this is impossible. It is impossible because no one can keep his mind as a blank slate on all questions until those questions are examined one by one. He also shows that the attempt to free oneself entirely from prejudice has several bad consequences, both for the person who makes the claim and for society as a whole.

About the Author:

Today Theodore Dalrymple is a psychiatrist and prison doctor who treats heroin addicts. He writes a column for the Spectator, and contributes frequently to the Daily Telegraph. He also wrote Our Culture, What's Left of It and Life at the Bottom (Ivan R. Dee).

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Dalrymple, Theodore
ISBN 10: 1594032025 ISBN 13: 9781594032028
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 5206176-n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
9.81
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.09
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Dalrymple, Theodore
Published by Encounter Books (2007)
ISBN 10: 1594032025 ISBN 13: 9781594032028
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
booksXpress
(Freehold, NJ, U.S.A.)

Book Description Encounter Books, 2007. Hardcover. Condition: new. Seller Inventory # 9781594032028

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
12.59
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Theodore Dalrymple
Published by Encounter Books,USA, United States (2007)
ISBN 10: 1594032025 ISBN 13: 9781594032028
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Encounter Books,USA, United States, 2007. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Today, the word prejudice has come to seem synonymous with bigotry; therefore the only way a person can establish freedom from bigotry is by claiming to have wiped his mind free from prejudice. English psychiatrist and writer Theodore Dalrymple shows that freeing the mind from prejudice is not only impossible, but entails intellectual, moral and emotional dishonesty. The attempt to eradicate prejudice has several dire consequences for the individual and society as a whole. Seller Inventory # AAR9781594032028

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
15.76
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Theodore Dalrymple
Published by Encounter Books,USA, United States (2007)
ISBN 10: 1594032025 ISBN 13: 9781594032028
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Encounter Books,USA, United States, 2007. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Today, the word prejudice has come to seem synonymous with bigotry; therefore the only way a person can establish freedom from bigotry is by claiming to have wiped his mind free from prejudice. English psychiatrist and writer Theodore Dalrymple shows that freeing the mind from prejudice is not only impossible, but entails intellectual, moral and emotional dishonesty. The attempt to eradicate prejudice has several dire consequences for the individual and society as a whole. Seller Inventory # BZE9781594032028

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
16.24
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Theodore Dalrymple
Published by Encounter Books (2007)
ISBN 10: 1594032025 ISBN 13: 9781594032028
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description Encounter Books, 2007. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX1594032025

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
15.38
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 1.58
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Dalrymple, Theodore
Published by Encounter Books (2007)
ISBN 10: 1594032025 ISBN 13: 9781594032028
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Sage Rare & Collectible Books
(Farmington Hills, MI, U.S.A.)

Book Description Encounter Books, 2007. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First Edition; First Printing. Book is brand new and has never been cracked open. Dust jacket is new and protected by a brand new, clear, acid-free mylar cover. We add mylar covers to all books with DJs to preserve the DJs and add luster to magnify their beauty. (If pictured, shown without the mylar cover for an accurate representation of dust. ) ; 8.6 X 5.5 X 0.8 inches; 129 pages. Seller Inventory # 1740

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
14.71
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.57
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Theodore Dalrymple
Published by Encounter Books,USA
ISBN 10: 1594032025 ISBN 13: 9781594032028
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)

Book Description Encounter Books,USA. Hardback. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 3 working days. Seller Inventory # B9781594032028

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
15.79
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 11.95
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Dalrymple, Theodore
ISBN 10: 1594032025 ISBN 13: 9781594032028
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
GreatBookPricesUK
(Castle Donington, DERBY, United Kingdom)

Book Description Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 5206176-n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
12.97
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 15
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Dalrymple, Theodore
Published by Encounter Books (2007)
ISBN 10: 1594032025 ISBN 13: 9781594032028
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)

Book Description Encounter Books, 2007. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1594032025

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
16.99
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 11.90
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Dalrymple, Theodore
Published by Encounter Books (2007)
ISBN 10: 1594032025 ISBN 13: 9781594032028
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)

Book Description Encounter Books, 2007. Hardcover. Condition: Brand New. 1st edition edition. 129 pages. 8.75x5.50x0.50 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # __1594032025

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
17.09
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 35
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book