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Teaching virtue: changing attitudes

Tanesini, Alessandra 2016. Teaching virtue: changing attitudes. Logos & Episteme 7 (4) , pp. 503-527. 10.5840/logos-episteme20167445

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In this paper I offer an original account of intellectual modesty and some of its surrounding vices: intellectual haughtiness, arrogance, servility and self-abasement. I argue that these vices are attitudes as social psychologists understand the notion. I also draw some of the educational implications of the account. In particular, I urge caution about the efficacy of direct instruction about virtue and of stimulating emulation through exposure to positive exemplars.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: English, Communication and Philosophy
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
L Education > L Education (General)
Additional Information: Special issue on intellectual humility and education (eds.) J.A. Carter, J. Kallestrup & D. Pritchard
Publisher: Institutul European
ISSN: 2069-0533
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 27 July 2016
Date of Acceptance: 27 July 2016
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2019 15:00

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