Believing in Love: Intellectual Humility and Well-Being

In this project, I claim that intellectual humility requires love. Recent discussions within epistemology consider intellectual humility as a virtue, but many leave room for vice—even violence. I argue that any view of intellectual humility must also account for love. Otherwise, at best, one is flirting with another virtue, say, intellectual temperance or intellectual diligence. I conclude that, to count as genuine humility, one must hold and express one’s beliefs in love. Funding for this project is provided by Olivet Nazarene University’s Craighton T. and Linda G. Hippenhammer Faculty Research Scholarship. I will present a draft on campus the week of April 12, 2021. Then I will submit a final draft for publication by September 1.
Keywords intellectual humility  love  virtue  belief
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