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  • Personal judgment is the formation of a personal opinion, instead of merely accepting some doctrine without exercising one's own thinking. Personal judgment ought to be based on wisdom, experience, understanding, discernment, good sense, perspicacity, competence, knowledge and mastery of the subject matter of that which is being judged. Judgments have to be invariably made here and now but it ought not to be made autoschediastically. It has to be based on what is allowed and accepted as evidence; while one has to be ephectic and take the necessary time to accumulate sufficient data in order to make a sagacious evaluation, it cannot be left to posterity to pass judgment, though posterity is invariably the best judge. Judgment is not a matter of majority opinion nor is it decided by the throw of a dice. While a few well cited review articles in a particular year or some such rationale might be the underlying reason for the sudden change, the publisher should be diligent and keep a watchful eye with regard to the upturn.

author list (cited authors)

  • Rajagopal, K. R.

citation count

  • 0

publication date

  • July 2012