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According to philosopher George Santayana, "Fanaticism consists in redoubling your effort when you have forgotten your aim"; according to Winston Churchill, "A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject".
The difference between a fan and a fanatic is that while both have an overwhelming liking or interest in a given subject, behaviour of a fanatic will be viewed as violating prevailing social norms, while that of a fan will not violate those norms (although is usually considered unusual).
A fanatic differs from a crank in that the latter term is typically associated with a position or opinion which is so far from the norm as to appear ludicrous and/or provably wrong, while the subject of the fanatic's obsession may well be "normal", with only the scale of involvement being abnormally disproportionate.
Categories of fanaticism Edit
- consumer fanaticism - the level of involvement or interest one has in the liking of a particular person, group, trend, artwork or idea.
- religious fanaticism - considered by some to be the most extreme form of religious fundamentalism.
- anti-religious fanaticism: As opposed to religious fanaticism, anti-religious fanaticism deals with the fanatic opposition to religious doctrine. An example of it would be Anti-clericalism.
- Scott Thorne, Gordon C. Bruner, Qualitative Market Research: An International Journal, 2006, Volume: 9, Issue: 1, online
- (Life of Reason, 1905, vol. 1, Introduction)
- (Thorne&Bruner 2006)
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See also: Meta-emotion