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Title: Intellectual Humility in Public Discussion
Authors: Kudashov, V.
Mosienko, M.
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Knowledge E
Citation: Kudashov V. Intellectual Humility in Public Discussion / V. Kudashov, M. Mosienko // Convention 2017 “Modernization and Multiple Modernities” (ISPS Convention 2017) (Ekaterinburg, Russia, 28–29 April, 2017). – Dubai : Knowledge E, 2018. – KnE Social Sciences, 3 (7). – pp. 384-393. – DOI 10.18502/kss.v3i7.2489
Abstract: In this article, the authors analyze intellectual humility as a cognitive and a communicative virtue. Public discussions on controversial topics – religious and scientific debates included – are becoming an increasingly important part of social life. They are viewed as important for the future of democratic societies as political procedures traditionally associated with democracy. In order to make a public dialogue more beneficial for the society it is essential to understand what obstacles may arise in its way and what the possible strategies to overcome them are. One of such behavioral strategies is intellectual humility. Humility has a long history of being recognized as a virtue. The authors analyze its potential for contemporary societies, undertake etymological analysis and compare intellectual humility to other associated intellectual virtues and vices such as open-mindedness and intellectual hubris. The core point of this article is that prejudiced cognition is bound to become limited or outright false, whereas intellectually humble research and dialogue efforts lead to true understanding – both cognitive and interpersonal. Intellectual humility is perceived as an especially valuable asset for any researcher, administrator or public speaker.
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Conference name: Convention 2017 “Modernization and Multiple Modernities” (ISPS Convention 2017)
Conference date: 28.04.2017-29.04.2017
WOS ID: WOS:000450628500028
ISSN: 2518-668X
DOI: 10.18502/kss.v3i7.2489
Origin: Convention 2017 “Modernization and Multiple Modernities” (ISPS Convention 2017). — Ekaterinburg, 2018
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