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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

Getting started

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4 readings
4 readings
About This Course10m
Optional Reading10m
How to Use Discussion Forums10m
Get to Know Your Classmates1h
3 hours to complete

What is intellectual humility?

by Dr Ian Church and Dr Peter Samuelson

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10 videos (Total 68 min), 4 readings, 5 quizzes
10 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
4 readings
Before you begin...10m
Recommended Reading for Module 110m
Extra Reading for Module 110m
Extra Video Material Related to Module 110m
5 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
Week
2
3 hours to complete

What is an intellectual virtue?

by Professor John Greco

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8 videos (Total 51 min), 5 readings, 4 quizzes
8 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
5 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
4 practice exercises
Initial thoughts on virtue6m
Practice Quiz6m
Module Quiz18m
Reading quiz on the Stanford Encyclopedia’s “Virtue Epistemology” entry6m
Week
3
3 hours to complete

How do we know who is intellectually humble?

by Professor Peter C. Hill

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7 videos (Total 63 min), 4 readings, 4 quizzes
7 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
4 readings
Before you finish...10m
Recommended Reading for Module 310m
Extra Reading for Module 310m
Extra Video Material Related to Module 310m
4 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
3 hours to complete

End of course assignments

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4 readings, 1 quiz
4 readings
Show what you learned by editing the Wikipedia entry on intellectual humility!10m
A brief How-To10m
TRAILER: Intellectual Humility: Science10m
TRAILER: Intellectual Humility: Practice10m
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Top reviews from Intellectual Humility: Theory

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
University of Edinburgh
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Dr. Ian Church

Researcher
Epistemology; Philosophy of Psychology; Philosophy of Religion
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Dr. Emma Gordon

Postdoctoral Researcher
University of Edinburgh

About The University of Edinburgh

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