Judgement

What is judgment (verb)?  Judgment is an act of drawing conclusions from observations, usually to answer a question.

How do we judge?  We use our judgement (noun) or intuition, which is built up over time with experience and pattern recognition.  It is based on a set of judgment criteria, that we can call a rubric. This rubric is just like a rubric in school–it varies by assignment, subject, teacher, school, and person.

Why do we judge?  To answer a question, gain knowledge, make a decision.  Is it blue?  Is it big?  Is it dangerous?  Do I have anything in common with this person?  Is it better or worse than something else?  Do I like this person?  What should I do?

 

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A Time and Place for Judgment