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Sobre o curso

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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DP
28 de Abr de 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.

SK
3 de Set de 2017

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

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por Jorge T R

11 de Fev de 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 harley m

2 de Ago de 2017

Really enjoyed this course. When I signed up for it I wasn't sure what to expect and it certainly surpassed any expectations I did have. Well worth doing to understand our biases and how we might better engage with the world.

por Elizabeth R M

28 de Nov de 2020

I learned about humility in science that I can apply in my daily life. Excellent course.

por Samuel C

13 de Out de 2020

I like the value that the course deliver, but each week is somewhat disconnected

por Rohan R

1 de Jan de 2018

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

por Kirstie J

16 de Jun de 2019

The material in the last week was great.. otherwise i found it to be a little dry.