Open-mindedness should not be fostered because, as Scripture teaches, Truth is great and will prevail, nor because, as Milton suggests, Truth will always win in a free and open encounter. It should be fostered for its own sake.
Richard McKay Rorty (born October 4, 1931 in New York City) is an American philosopher. In Daniel Dennett's humorous Philosophical Lexicon, 'rorty' is defined as 'incorrigible', which is a neat summing up both of Rorty's career and much of the philosophic community's reaction to it.
I'm male, say nothing