Intellectual Humility: Theory

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Political, religious and moral disagreements can be incredibly polarizing, sometimes even dangerous. The world needs more intellectual humility: people who are willing to consider the possibility that their beliefs might be mistaken.

In this course we try to:

  • define intellectual humility and intellectual virtues in general
  • ask how we know who is humble.

Psychologists, philosophers, theologians, and educationalists are now suggesting some answers.

This course is a part of a series which explores the theory, the science and the applied issues surrounding intellectual humility.

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Useful in providing definitions for intellectual humility, and descriptions of why it is useful in developing more accurate views of the world by understanding the limitations in my own knowledge.
Summary
  • Programme type
    Course: study a subject through videos, articles, discussions and quizzes
  • Cost and certification
    Free, with option to upgrade for a certificate
  • Duration
    3 weeks
  • Weekly effort
    2-3 hours
  • Difficulty level
    Introductory
  • Course platform
    Coursera
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