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"Calm down dear": intellectual arrogance, silencing and ignorance

Tanesini, Alessandra 2016. "Calm down dear": intellectual arrogance, silencing and ignorance. Aristotelian Society: Supplementary Volume 90 (1) , pp. 71-92. 10.1093/arisup/akw011

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In this paper I provide an account of two forms of intellectual arrogance which cause the epistemic practices of conversational turn-taking and assertion to malfunction. I detail some of the ethical and epistemic harms generated by intellectual arrogance, and explain its role in fostering the intellectual vices of timidity and servility in other agents. Finally, I show that arrogance produces ignorance by silencing others (both preventing them from speaking and causing their assertions to misfire) and by fostering self-delusion in the arrogant themselves.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: English, Communication and Philosophy
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Publisher: Wiley
ISSN: 0309-7013
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 3 June 2019
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2019 09:44

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