Intellectual Humility: An Introduction to the Philosophy and Science

Bloomsbury Academic (2017)

Ian M. Church
Hillsdale College
Two intellectual vices seem to always tempt us: arrogance and diffidence. Regarding the former, the world is permeated by dogmatism and table-thumping close-mindedness. From politics, to religion, to simple matters of taste, zealots and ideologues all too often define our disagreements, often making debate and dialogue completely intractable. But to the other extreme, given a world with so much pluralism and heated disagreement, intellectual apathy and a prevailing agnosticism can be simply all too alluring. So the need for intellectual humility, open-mindedness, and a careful, humble commitment to the truth are apparent. In this book, Dr Church and Dr Samuelson explicate a robust and vibrant account of the philosophy and science of this most valuable virtue, and they highlight how it can be best applied and personally developed.
Keywords Intellectual Humility  Disagreement  Testimony  Cognitive Science  Heuristics and Biases  Developmental Psychology  Religious Pluralism  Virtue Epistemology  Science of Emotions
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