The Forms of Openness: Indifference and the Quest for Knowledge

2 pages | 340 words

In "The Forms of Openness", Howard Bloom argues that there are different types of openness that we should be aware of. He distinguishes between the "openness of indifference" and the "openness to the quest for knowledge and certitude". The first type is characterised by a lack of engagement with the world and a focus on the self, while the second type is characterised by an openness to new ideas and a willingness to question our beliefs. Bloom argues that both types of openness are necessary for a healthy society.