- can’t have thoughtful discussions
- can’t consider other perspectives
- aren’t pragmatists
- aren’t realists
Facts are discarded if they do not fit the ideology. Leftists are ideologues.
People in the center and right of center do not consider themselves ideologues. They can discuss topics, and they can consider other perspectives. Foundational principles guide them; conclusions are arrived at pragmatically; and realistic goals are set.
Who were the philosophical realists of the past? Plato (mathematical realism), Aristotle, Aquinas, Bonaventure, and Duns Scotus.