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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. But what is intellectual humility, anyway? And why do people seem so drawn toward intellectual arrogance? Psychologists, philosophers, theologians, and educationalists are now suggesting some answers. In this course we try to define intellectual humility and intellectual virtues in general, and ask how we know who is 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 is a part of a series which explores the theory, the science and the applied issues surrounding intellectual humility (the latter two coming in June and November 2017). Completing all three courses will give you a broader understanding of this fascinating topic. Look for: • Intellectual Humility: Science - https://www.coursera.org/learn/intellectual-humility-science • Intellectual Humility: Practice - https://www.coursera.org/learn/intellectual-humility-practice You can also follow us on twitter: @EdiPhilOnline and #IHMOOC
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Approx. 7 heures pour terminer

Recommandé : 3 weeks of study, 3 levels of commitment: Learn (1.5h/week), Engage (3h/week), Go Further (3+h/week)
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Section
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2 hours to complete

Getting started

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Reading
4 readings
Reading4 readings
About This Course10m
Optional Reading10m
How to Use Discussion Forums10m
Get to Know Your Classmates0m
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3 hours to complete

What is intellectual humility?

by Dr Ian Church and Dr Peter Samuelson...
Reading
10 videos (Total 68 min), 4 readings, 5 quizzes
Video10 videos
Introduction2m
Other accounts of intellectual humility13m
The doxastic account12m
Introduction - the wisdom of the folk5m
How do we become humble?9m
Humility and cognition6m
Are some people born humble?7m
Humility and emotions5m
How do we know who is humble?3m
Reading4 readings
Before you begin...10m
Recommended Reading for Module 110m
Extra Reading for Module 110m
Extra Video Material Related to Module 110m
Quiz5 practice exercises
Initial reflections on humility6m
Understanding the doxastic account2m
Practice quiz6m
Module Quiz10m
Reading quiz on “What Is it to Be Intellectually Humble?” by Bob Roberts6m

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3 hours to complete

What is an intellectual virtue?

by Professor John Greco...
Reading
8 videos (Total 51 min), 5 readings, 4 quizzes
Video8 videos
What is virtue epistemology?8m
The advantages of virtue epistemology8m
Two kinds of intellectual virtue8m
How are character and faculty virtues related?5m
Intellectual humility as a virtue7m
Virtuous communities3m
Two misconceptions (note: this is an extension following the part of the lecture entitled: 'Two kinds of intellectual virtue')8m
Reading5 readings
Find and share examples of virtue!10m
Recommended Reading for Module 210m
Some other videos you might want to watch10m
Extra Reading for Module 210m
Extra Video Material Related to Module 210m
Quiz4 practice exercises
Initial thoughts on virtue6m
Practice Quiz6m
Module Quiz18m
Reading quiz on the Stanford Encyclopedia’s “Virtue Epistemology” entry6m

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3 hours to complete

How do we know who is intellectually humble?

by Professor Peter C. Hill ...
Reading
7 videos (Total 63 min), 4 readings, 4 quizzes
Video7 videos
Introduction: a brief overview of humility7m
Conceptualising intellectual humility8m
Measuring general humility9m
Measuring intellectual humility9m
Measuring general humility - extended version discussing additional measures10m
Measuring intellectual humility - extended version discussing additional measures18m
Reading4 readings
Before you finish...10m
Recommended Reading for Module 310m
Extra Reading for Module 310m
Extra Video Material Related to Module 310m
Quiz4 practice exercises
Initial reflections on measuring humility6m
Practice Quiz6m
Module Quiz20m
Reading quiz on “Measures of Intellectual Humility: A Reference Guide” by Madeleine King and Justin L. Barrett6m
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End of course assignments

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Reading
5 readings, 1 quiz
Reading5 readings
Show what you learned by editing the Wikipedia entry on intellectual humility!10m
A brief How-To10m
Talkabout: Election 201610m
TRAILER: Intellectual Humility: Science10m
TRAILER: Intellectual Humility: Practice10m
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Top Reviews

By SMDec 13th 2017

After this class I can say that I dwell on aspects I learned every day. Among the best MOOCs available. This should be required at colleges and universities. Highly recommend.

By JMMay 3rd 2017

I am a computer scientist who hates waffle. This course presents a topic that I have no knowledge about in a way that is interesting , succinct and thought provoking

Instructors

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Professor Duncan Pritchard

Professor of Philosophy
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Dr. Ian Church

Researcher
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Dr. Emma Gordon

Postdoctoral Researcher

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