Why is it important to make a distinction between the person and the person's idea?

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Jillian Peppe answered
It's important to understand the relation between perception and knowledge, meaning the person you know is knowledge and the person's idea is the perception.  A fundamental issue in cognitive thought.
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Arthur Wright answered
Youre actually attaching the idea to the persons past record of ideas and results here once you know where an idea came from

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