Who is this class for: This class can be taken by learners at all levels, and should be easy to understand for 1st and 2nd year undergraduate students. The materials will be divided into three tiers, allowing you to choose how much you want to engage with the topic. At the Learn level, you will watch videos and complete quizzes. At the Engage level, you will be asked to do some background reading, answer reflective questions and participate in discussions. At the Go Further! level you will be invited to complete more creative tasks and presented with a range of further readings. You can choose how you want to engage with the course and each particular module, and can mix things to best suit your learning style.


Created by:   The University of Edinburgh

  • Professor Duncan Pritchard

    Taught by:    Professor Duncan Pritchard, Professor of Philosophy

    University of Edinburgh

  • Dr Ian Church

    Taught by:    Dr Ian Church, Researcher

    Epistemology; Philosophy of Psychology; Philosophy of Religion

  • Dr. Emma Gordon

    Taught by:    Dr. Emma Gordon, Postdoctoral Researcher

    University of Edinburgh
LevelBeginner
Commitment3 weeks of study, 3 levels of commitment: Learn (1.5h/week), Engage (3h/week), Go Further (3+h/week)
Language
English
How To PassPass all graded assignments to complete the course.
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4.4 stars
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Rated 4.4 out of 5 of 63 ratings

A very good short course on an important intellectual trait, the intellectual humility. The videos were very informative, and the lecturers did not require a prior knowledge on philosophy or psychology. I managed to complete the course even though I did not have more than 2-3 hours per week.

The course gives a good basic insight to the topic of intellectual humility although in the beginning it fails a little in telling why intellectual humility is so important. (roughly the message was: "you get along better with other people and yourself")

As the question "what is (intellectual) humility" is more a philosophical question than a practical experience this course cannot provide you with a tool that helps you to be more humble within a few days, to improve your humility and to measure someone elses humility but the course helps you asking yourself the right questions. ("Is social status important to me? Can I accept different opinions?...)

It was my first coursera experience and I am satisfied with it. However, the videos are a bit oldfahsioned in style - if it was intended to give the videos an antique look - well done ;-)

One of the most important courses in Coursera!

Well explained by all instructors, easy to understand and even entertaining.