For now, we know in part. We see through a glass darkly. How then can we cultivate greater humility when it comes to our beliefs and values? On Monday, we posted an article on Intellectual Humility called "We Know In Part." Pepperdine's Elizabeth Krumrei-Mancuso explained her research, pointing out how it's confirming philosophical and ethical theories on the place and importance of intellectual humility in a well-lived life.
As with all virtues, there is always place to consider the theoretical and empirical side of things, but we ought also to explore the practical—the ways we can actually become more humble when it comes to our intellectual life. How can we set aside hubris and pride about our knowledge? (However well-educated we may be...) How can we learn to admit we were wrong instead of stubbornly protecting our reputation?
So here are 13 tough questions from Elizabeth Krumrei-Mancuso to help you get honest about your intellectual character. We hope it offers you some pause and inspires you to reserve the right to change your mind, like Elizabeth does.
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