Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (2018)

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Nicolas Bommarito
Simon Fraser University
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This article discusses conceptions of modesty and humility and their key features. It gives a brief historical overview of debates about whether or not they’re really virtues at all. It also discusses theories of modesty and humility that root them in the presence or absence of particular beliefs, emotions, desires, and attention. it also discusses related phenomena in epistemology: rational limits on self-ascription of error, attitudes to disagreement, and openness to alternative views.
Keywords modesty  humility  virtue  self-ascription  confidence  pride  open-mindedness
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