Intellectual Humility: An Introduction to the Philosophy and Science

Intellectual Humility: An Introduction to the Philosophy and Science

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ISBN-13: 9781474236744
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 01/26/2017
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 929,682
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Ian M. Church is a Research Fellow in Philosophy at Saint Louis University, USA.

Peter L. Samuelson is Director of Research and Evaluation at the Thrive Foundation for Youth, USA.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Part I: Theory

1. What Is Intellectual Humility? (And Why Should We Care?)
§1: Problems with the Current, Seminal Account of Intellectual Humility
§2: Folk Theories of Intellectual Humility
§3: The Doxastic Account of Intellectual Humility
§4: Addressing Some Objections
§5: Book Outline

2. What Is An Intellectual Virtue?
§1 Virtue Epistemology in General
§2: Ernest Sosa's Agent-Reliabilism
§3: Linda Zagzebski's Agent-responsibilism
§4: Alvin Plantinga's Proper Functionalist Agent-reliabilism
§5: Is Intellectual Humility an Intellectual Virtue?

Part II: Science

3. How Do We Know Who Is Intellectually Humble?
§1: The Problems and Promise of Measurement
§2: Issues of Scientific Measurement
§3: Existing Measures of Intellectual Humility
§4: Measuring Intellectual Humility in Context

4. How Do We Become Intellectually Humble?
§1: Nature versus Nurture
§2: Learning and Knowledge Acquisition in Children
§3: Epistemic Trust and the Development of Intellectual Humility
§4: Mindsets and the Development of Intellectual Humility

5. What Can Human Cognition Tell Us About Intellectual Humility?
§1: Virtue Epistemology Revisited
§2 Reliabilism: Heuristics and Biases
§3: Responsibilism: Motivation, Goals, and Values in Cognition
§4: Heuristics and Biases as Intellectual Arrogance
§5: Avoiding and Mitigating Biases with Intellectual Humility

6. Are Some People Born Humble?
§1: Intellectual Humility as a Character Trait
§2: Situational Determinants of Intellectual Humility
§3: Both Trait and Situation in Intellectual Humility

7. How Do Emotions Affect Our Ability To Be Intellectually Humble?
§1: Theories of Emotion and Cognition
§2: Emotional Regulation
§3: Emotion and Cognition in the face of disagreement
§4: Emotional Style and Intellectual Humility

Part III: Applications

8. Can You Believe What You Hear?
§1: The Anatomy of Testimony
§2: Intellectual Humility and How Testimony Can Go Wrong
§3: Is Testimonial Knowledge Epistemically Distinct?

9. How Should We Handle Disagreement?
§1: Easy Cases of Disagreement and Intellectual Humility
§2: Problematic Disagreement
§3 An Intellectually Humble Response to Intractable Disagreement

10. What Does Intellectual Humility Tell Us About Religion?
§1: Intellectually Humble Religious Dogmatism?
§2: The Blank Check to Evil Worry

Bibliography

Index

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