Opinion vs. Judging

By Jaxson

Main Difference

The main difference between Opinion and Judging is that the Opinion is a judgment, viewpoint, or statement that is not conclusive; may deal with subjective matters in which there is no conclusive finding and Judging is a decision making; evaluation of evidence to make a decision

  • Opinion

    In general, an opinion is a judgment, viewpoint, or statement that is not conclusive. It may deal with subjective matters in which there is no conclusive finding, or it may deal with facts which are sought to be disputed by the logical fallacy that one is entitled to their opinions. What distinguishes fact from opinion is that facts are more likely to be verifiable, i.e. can be agreed to by the consensus of experts. An example is: “United States of America was involved in the Vietnam War” versus “United States of America was right to get involved in the Vietnam War”. An opinion may be supported by facts and principles, in which case it becomes an argument. Different people may draw opposing conclusions (opinions) even if they agree on the same set of facts. Opinions rarely change without new arguments being presented. It can be reasoned that one opinion is better supported by the facts than another by analyzing the supporting arguments. In casual use, the term opinion may be the result of a person’s perspective, understanding, particular feelings, beliefs, and desires. It may refer to unsubstantiated information, in contrast to knowledge and fact.

    Collective or professional opinions are defined as meeting a higher standard to substantiate the opinion. (see below)

  • Judging

    Judgment (or judgement) is the evaluation of evidence to make a decision. The term has four distinct uses:

    Informal – opinions expressed as facts.

    Informal and psychological – used in reference to the quality of cognitive faculties and adjudicational capabilities of particular individuals, typically called wisdom or discernment.

    Legal – used in the context of legal trial, to refer to a final finding, statement, or ruling, based on a considered weighing of evidence, called, “adjudication”. See spelling note for further explanation.

    Religious – used in the concept of salvation to refer to the adjudication of God in determining Heaven or Hell for each and all human beings. God’s assessment of a person’s worth: a determination of “good” conveys great value while “evil” conveys worthless).

    Additionally, judgement can mean:

    Personality judgment, a psychological phenomenon of a person forming opinions of other people.

  • Opinion (noun)

    A subjective belief, judgment or perspective that a person has formed about a topic, issue, person or thing.

    “I would like to know your opinions on the new filing system.”

    “In my opinion, white chocolate is better than milk chocolate.”

    “Every man is a fool in some man’s opinion.”

  • Opinion (noun)

    The judgment or sentiment which the mind forms of persons or things; estimation.

  • Opinion (noun)

    Favorable estimation; hence, consideration; reputation; fame; public sentiment or esteem.

  • Opinion (noun)

    Obstinacy in holding to one’s belief or impression; opiniativeness; conceitedness.

  • Opinion (noun)

    The formal decision, or expression of views, of a judge, an umpire, a doctor, or other party officially called upon to consider and decide upon a matter or point submitted.

  • Opinion (noun)

    a judicial opinion delivered by an Advocate General to the European Court of Justice where he or she proposes a legal solution to the cases for which the court is responsible

  • Opinion (verb)

    To have or express as an opinion.

  • Judging (verb)

    present participle of judge

  • Judging (verb)

    present participle of judg

  • Judging (noun)

    The act of making a judgment.


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