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Author Church, Ian M., author
Title Intellectual humility : an introduction to the philosophy and science / Ian M. Church and Peter L. Samuelson
Imprint London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing, Plc, 2017
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 Euro-Am Studies Lib  179.9 C4741 2017    DUE 08-04-22  -  30500101548389
Descript xi, 351 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 332-347) and index
Part one : theory -- What is intellectual humility? (and why should we care?) -- What is an intellectual virtue? -- Part two : science -- How do we know who is intellectually humble? -- How do we become intellectually humble? -- What can human cognition tell us about intellectual humility -- Are some people born humble? -- How do emotions affect our ability to be intellectually humble? -- Part three : application -- Can you believe what you hear? -- How should we handle disagreement? -- What does intellectual humility tell us about religion?
Why care about intellectual humility? What is an intellectual virtue? How do we know who is intellectually humble? The nature of intellectual virtues is a topic of ancient interest. But contemporary philosophy has experienced unparalleled energy and concern for one particular virtue over the past 30 years: intellectual humility. Intellectual Humility: An Introduction to the Philosophy and Science draws on leading research to provide an engaging and up-to-date guide to understanding what it is and why it's important. By using ten big questions to introduce the concept, this introduction presents a vibrant account of the ideas behind intellectual humility. Covering themes from philosophy, psychology, education, social science, and divinity, it addresses issues such as: What human cognition tells us about intellectual virtues ; The extent to which traits and dispositions are stable from birth or learned habits ; How emotions affect our ability to be intellectually humble ; The best way to handle disagreement ; The impact intellectual humility has on religion or theological commitments. Written for students taking the University of Edinburgh's online course, this textbook is for anyone interested in finding out more about intellectual humility, how it can be developed and where it can be applied. -- Provided by publisher
Link Online version: Church, Ian M. Intellectual humility. London, UK ; New York, NY : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing, Plc, [2016] 9781474236768 (DLC) 2016039266
Subject Humility
Thought and thinking
Intellectual life
Alt Author Samuelson, Peter L., author
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