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Intellectual humility as attitude

Tanesini, Alessandra 2018. Intellectual humility as attitude. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 96 (2) , pp. 399-420. 10.1111/phpr.12326

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Intellectual humility, I argue in this paper, is a cluster of strong attitudes (as these are understood in social psychology) directed toward one’s cognitive make-up and its components, together with the cognitive and affective states that constitute their contents or bases, which serve knowledge and value-expressive functions. In order to defend this new account of humility I first examine two simpler traits: intellectual self-acceptance of epistemic limitations and intellectual modesty about epistemic successes. The position defended here addresses the shortcomings of both ignorance and accuracy based accounts of humility.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: English, Communication and Philosophy
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Publisher: Wiley
ISSN: 0031-8205
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 20 May 2016
Date of Acceptance: 6 May 2016
Last Modified: 13 May 2020 12:47

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