Intellectual Humility: Owning Our Limitations


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Dennis Whitcomb
Western Washington University
Daniel Howard-Snyder
Western Washington University
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What is intellectual humility? In this essay, we aim to answer this question by assessing several contemporary accounts of intellectual humility, developing our own account, offering two reasons for our account, and meeting two objections and solving one puzzle
Keywords intellectual humlity  intellectual virtue  virtue epistemology  virtue ethics  virtues  epistemology  ethics  moral psychology
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DOI 10.1111/phpr.12228
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