Teaching Virtue: Changing Attitudes

Logos and Episteme 7 (4):503-527 (2016)
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Abstract

In this paper I offer an original account of intellectual modesty and some of its surrounding vices: intellectual haughtiness, arrogance, servility and self-abasement. I argue that these vices are attitudes as social psychologists understand the notion. I also draw some of the educational implications of the account. In particular, I urge caution about the efficacy of direct instruction about virtue and of stimulating emulation through exposure to positive exemplars.

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Alessandra Tanesini
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