Axiomathes 26 (2):205-218 (2016)

Moti Mizrahi
Florida Institute of Technology
In this paper, I sketch an answer to the question “Why be an intellectually humble philosopher?” I argue that, as far as philosophical argumentation is concerned, the historical record of Western Philosophy provides a straightforward answer to this question. That is, the historical record of philosophical argumentation, which is a track record that is marked by an abundance of alternative theories and serious problems for those theories, can teach us important lessons about the limits of philosophical argumentation. These lessons, in turn, show why philosophers should argue with humility.
Keywords Intellectual humility  Metaphilosophy  Philosophical argumentation  Virtue argumentation theory  Virtue epistemology
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DOI 10.1007/s10516-015-9284-9
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