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Approx. 19 hours to complete
English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

26 minutes to complete

GETTING STARTED

26 minutes to complete
1 video (Total 1 min), 3 readings
3 readings
About this course5m
Course assessments and exercises5m
Optional companion book5m
5 hours to complete

SHOULD YOU BELIEVE WHAT PEOPLE SAY?

5 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 51 min), 8 readings, 6 quizzes
8 videos
Introduction to testimony4m
Trust and scepticism6m
The evolutionary background of trust11m
Reconciling testimony with what we already believe3m
The right, the wrong, and the humble6m
Humility, fear and bias10m
Humility and confidence6m
8 readings
Before you begin...10m
"Can You Believe What You Hear?" by Ian Church & Peter Samuelson (recommended)10m
Jennifer Saul on Implicit Bias (recommended podcast)3m
Daniel Kahneman on Bias (recommended)5m
"Social Knowledge and Social Norms" by Peter Graham (further reading)15m
"Knowledge, Assertion and Humility" by Emma C. Gordon and J. Adam Carter (further reading)10m
Miranda Fricker on Epistemic Injustice (further podcast)10m
"On Testimony and Transmission" by J. Adam Carter and Philip J. Nickel (further reading)10m
6 practice exercises
Initial thoughts30m
Practice Quiz30m
Feels good to be right?10m
Your examples of fears and biases15m
Module quiz30m
Reading quiz on "Can You Believe What You Hear?" by Ian Church and Peter Samuelson30m
Week
2

Week 2

5 hours to complete

HOW SHOULD WE HANDLE DISAGREEMENT?

5 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 29 min), 7 readings, 7 quizzes
4 videos
Introduction to disagreement5m
Disagreement between equals10m
Dimensions of reasonable disagreement11m
7 readings
"How Should We Handle Disagreement?" by Ian Church & Peter Samuelson (recommended)10m
"The Epistemic Significance of Disagreement" by Thomas Kelly (recommended)15m
"Reasonable Disagreement" by Catherine Elgin (further reading)10m
"The Epistemology of Testimony" by Duncan Pritchard (further reading)10m
"Philosophical Peer Disagreement" by Nicolás Lo Guercio (further reading)10m
"The Epistemology of Disagreement" (video discussion between Roy Sorensen and David Christensen).5m
"Intellectual Humility, Knowledge-How and Disagreement" by Duncan Pritchard and J. Adam Carter (further reading)10m
7 practice exercises
Your initial thoughts10m
Practice Quiz30m
Back to last week5m
The disagreements you know15m
The dimensions in your example10m
Module quiz30m
Reading quiz on "How Should We Handle Disagreement?" by Ian Church and Peter Samuelson30m
Week
3

Week 3

5 hours to complete

RESOLVING RELIGIOUS DISAGEEMENTS: THE ROLE OF EVIDENCE

5 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 45 min), 5 readings, 6 quizzes
8 videos
Introduction5m
Biases and evidence-weighting9m
Three evidence-weighting policies5m
Assessing privatism6m
Assessing publicism4m
Assessing egalitarianism4m
Improving egalitarianism9m
5 readings
"What Does Intellectual Humility Tell Us About Religion?" by Ian Church & Peter Samuelson (recommended)10m
"Faith and Reason" by Duncan Pritchard (recommended reading or viewing)10m
"Two Concepts of Intellectual Humility" by Jason Baehr (further viewing)5m
"Can There Be Religious Disagreement Between Epistemic Peers?" by Jennifer Lackey (further viewing)3m
"Scepticism and Implicit Bias" by Jennifer Saul (further reading)10m
6 practice exercises
Initial thoughts30m
Good disagreement10m
Practice Quiz30m
Evidence weighting in disagreement20m
Module Quiz30m
Reading quiz on "What Does Intellectual Humility Tell Us About Religion?" by Ian Church & Peter Samuelson30m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

END OF COURSE ASSIGNMENTS

3 hours to complete
5 readings
5 readings
Before you finish...5m
Show what you learned by editing the Wikipedia entry on intellectual humility!30m
A brief How-To10m
TRAILER: Intellectual Humility: Theory5m
TRAILER: Intellectual Humility: Science5m

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