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Intellectual Humility: Science, The University of Edinburgh

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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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por SK

Sep 04, 2017

All of the information presented was relevant, I find, and the optional information was enlightening without being too much.

por LK

Mar 12, 2018

So very interesting, and presented in a way that makes you curious and enthusiastic to dig deeper. Great teachers!!

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21 avaliações

por maria nazare camilo silva lima

Jun 23, 2018

I I loved the course, the knowledge brought and excellent, the more we study, the more we want to study about it. loved the course, the knowledge brought and excellent, the more we study, the more we want to study about it.ved the course, the knowledge brought and excellent, the more we study, the more we want to study about it.

por Despina Panoglou

Apr 29, 2018

I believe this course is very important. I am sorry because most scientists, albeit their education, do not even know what intellectual humility is.

por Lisbeth Karlsson

Mar 12, 2018

So very interesting, and presented in a way that makes you curious and enthusiastic to dig deeper. Great teachers!!

por Darren Gregory

Mar 02, 2018

For life-long-learners: I view this course as highly valuable.

por Kathleen Rutkowski

Feb 16, 2018

Well-paced, interesting, informative course. Highly recommend.

por Jorge Tierno Rey

Feb 11, 2018

I guess you may learn a lot of things you didn't know about Humility. Those will make you think about how to become a more humble person, and you will be aware of the importance of that virtue in your day to day life. Don't hesitate to take this course after the Theory.

por Deepak Mahesha

Jan 08, 2018

The topic is quite unusual. I was looking for Data science and machine learning courses. This was something that I just happened to check out. After going through this course, I feel enabled to be more aware of our biases, the way we think, the benefits of being humble and the pitfalls of having intellectual arrogance. They have experts in this field give concise information in small chunks, that is easy to comprehend and reflect. The quiz questions and the further reading pdfs add value to the overall course. I am happy and feel fortunate to have selected this course. I will definitely encourage more of my family and friends to take this up. Thanks to University of Edinburgh for making this course available to public and to Coursera to host it for free.

por Rohan Raut

Jan 01, 2018

Dr. Vasu Reddy's take on intellectual humility was intriguing.

por Hamad Alhanaya

Nov 23, 2017

the best

por susanspirytus

Sep 24, 2017

少点简答题就好了