How to grow your intellectual character
Intellectual virtues aren’t ideas. They’re habits of mind. How are those habits formed or acquired? Janelle Aijian and Jason Baehr comment on how intellectual virtues are acquired.
Maybe this is a good distinction, so intellectual virtues aren’t ideas, they’re habits of mind. So you could teach about intellectual virtues, but no amount of teaching content about intellectual virtues that’s not how you’re gonna transmit an intellectual virtue. You have to cultivate a habit within a student.
And then that allows, if you’re thinking about this philosophically, it’ll allows us to draw in a whole rich tradition of asking about how virtuous habits are formed. Role models, exemplars are part of it, but communities and practices are a big part of it as well.