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What is coventional wisdom ?

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Asked by soul, 02 Mar '11 11:00 am
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A widely held belief on which most people act. For example, According to conventional wisdom, an incumbent nearly always wins more votes than a new candidate. This term was invented by John Kenneth Galbraith, who used it in The Affluent Society (1958) to describe economic ideas that are familiar, predictable, and therefore accepted by the general public. Today it is used in any context where public opinion has considerable influence on the course of events.
Answered by LIPSIKA, 02 Mar '11 11:08 am

 
  
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Conventional wisdom is a term used to describe ideas or explanations that are generally accepted as true by the public or by experts in a field. The term implies that the ideas or explanations, though widely held, are unexamined and, hence, may be reevaluated upon further examination or as events unfold.
Answered by zohra imam, 02 Mar '11 11:02 am

 
  
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Conventional wisdom is mostly found in religious families, it is due to constant touch with tradition from cradle stage onwards.
Answered by ysivasubramanyam, 04 Oct '12 11:24 am

 
  
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Conventional wisdom is a term used to describe ideas or explanations that are generally accepted as true by the public or by experts in a fieldConventional wisdom is not necessarily true. Conventional wisdom is additionally often seen as an obstacle to the acceptance of newly acquired information, to introducing new theories and explanations, and therefore operates as an obstacle that must be overcome by legitimate revisionism.The unavoidable outcome is these ideas will eventually not match reality .
Answered by pranesh lahiri, 02 Mar '11 01:01 pm

 
  
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