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Intellectual Humility

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It’s clear that the world needs more intellectual humility. But how do we develop this virtue? And why do so many people still end up so arrogant? Do our own biases hold us back from becoming as intellectually humble as we could be—and are there some biases that actually make us more likely to be humble? Which cognitive dispositions and personality traits give people an edge at being more intellectually humble - and are they stable from birth, learned habits, or something in between? And what can contemporary research on the emotions tell us about encouraging intellectual humility in ourselves and others? Experts in psychology, philosophy and education are conducting exciting new research on these questions, and the results have important, real-world applications. Faced with difficult questions people often tend to dismiss and marginalize dissent. Political and moral disagreements can be incredibly polarizing, and sometimes even dangerous. And whether it’s Christian fundamentalism, Islamic extremism, or militant atheism, religious dialogue remains tinted by arrogance, dogma, and ignorance. The world needs more people who are sensitive to reasons both for and against their beliefs, and are willing to consider the possibility that their political, religious and moral beliefs might be mistaken. The world needs more intellectual humility. In this course, we will examine the following major questions about the science of intellectual humility: • How do we become intellectually humble? • What can human cognition tell us about intellectual humility? • How does arrogance develop, and how can we become more open-minded? • How do emotions affect our ability to be intellectually humble? All lectures are delivered by leading specialists, and the course is organised around a number of interesting readings and practical assignments which will help you address issues related to humility in your daily life. This course can be taken as a part of a series which explores the theory, the science and the applied issues surrounding intellectual humility. In the previous course on the theory behind intellectual humility, we considered how to define intellectual humility, the nature of an intellectual virtue, and how we know who is intellectually humble. If you are interested, complete all three courses to gain a broader understanding of this fascinating topic. Look for: • Intellectual Humility: Theory - https://www.coursera.org/learn/intellectual-humility-theory • Intellectual Humility: Practice - https://www.coursera.org/learn/intellectual-humility-practice

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Rating 4.7 based on 27 ratings
Length 5 weeks
Effort 4 weeks of study, 3 levels of commitment: Learn (1.5h/week), Engage (3h/week), Go Further (3+h/week)
Starts Jul 1 (next week)
Cost $49
From The University of Edinburgh via Coursera
Instructors Dr Ian Church, Professor Duncan Pritchard, Dr. Emma Gordon, Dr. Ian Church
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Language English
Subjects Art & Design Humanities
Tags Arts And Humanities Personal Development Philosophy

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Then it provides examples of cogent present day issues where intellectual humility would make a difference This course explains a lot of things about Intellectual Humility regarding its origin and causes in order to understand how it develops, and how to try to avoid it.

I am sorry because most scientists, albeit their education, do not even know what intellectual humility is.

Thank you for challenging me to become a person of intellectual humility.

The things, I learned, are that intellectual humility is connected to different things as stated by different professors.

However, intellectual humility is a very controversial topic and it is good to look at it from different angle.

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I recommend this course for anyone interested in obtaining a new view of the conversation.

A great course for anyone who is genuinely interested in developing listening skills for those times when listening is hard.

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Rating 4.7 based on 27 ratings
Length 5 weeks
Effort 4 weeks of study, 3 levels of commitment: Learn (1.5h/week), Engage (3h/week), Go Further (3+h/week)
Starts Jul 1 (next week)
Cost $49
From The University of Edinburgh via Coursera
Instructors Dr Ian Church, Professor Duncan Pritchard, Dr. Emma Gordon, Dr. Ian Church
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Art & Design Humanities
Tags Arts And Humanities Personal Development Philosophy

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