The University of Edinburgh
Intellectual Humility: Practice
The University of Edinburgh

Intellectual Humility: Practice

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Dr. Ian Church
Professor Duncan Pritchard
Dr. Emma Gordon

Instructors: Dr. Ian Church


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18 hours to complete
3 weeks at 6 hours a week
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There are 5 modules in this course

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1 video3 readings1 discussion prompt

Professor Peter Graham points out that a great deal of what we know, we know because other people told us. But can we always believe them? Should we be trusting, or sceptical? The truth lies somewhere in the middle. This lecture will offer you some guidelines on how to find it, and on how to avoid the pitfalls created by our fears, biases, and over-confidence.

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8 videos8 readings6 quizzes4 discussion prompts

Resolving disagreements may seem easy when one person clearly knows more about the topic of disagreement than the other. But what about cases where both parties are equally knowledgable and capable - in other words, when they are intellectual equals? Professor Catherine Elgin discusses various strategies we can adopt, and helps us understand how people who have the same evidence and reasoning ability can still disagree.

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4 videos7 readings7 quizzes4 discussion prompts

Dr Katherine Dormandy explains why religious disagreements are so often particularly hard to resolve. Distinguishing between two types of evidence one can have in religious discussions - public and private - she evaluates three Evidence Weighting Policies we can use in determining how to approach others when talking about religion.

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8 videos5 readings6 quizzes4 discussion prompts

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6 readings1 peer review1 discussion prompt


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4.7 (23 ratings)
Dr. Ian Church
The University of Edinburgh
3 Courses44,179 learners
Professor Duncan Pritchard
The University of Edinburgh
11 Courses839,223 learners

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