Intellectual Humility in Mathematics

Activiteit: Talk or presentation at a conference


Intellectual Humility has to do with a virtuous understanding of the confidence we have for a belief (Kidd 2 16) and the “owning” of our epistemic limitations (Whitcomb et al 2017). The demand for proofs in mathematics may thus look like a mechanism which guides mathematicians towards being intellectually humble. In this talk, I will explore the notion of Intellectual Humility in the context of mathematical practices with an eye to further our understanding of what good mathematics is beyondthe right and wrong of mere calculations.Kidd, Ian James. "Intellectual humility, confidence, and argumentation." Topoi 35, no. 2 (2016): 395-402.Whitcomb, Dennis, Heather Battaly, Jason Baehr, and Daniel Howard‐Snyder. "Intellectual humility: Owning our limitations." Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 94, no. 3 (2017): 509-539.
Periode1 jul 2018
EvenementstitelSPSP 2018: Society for Philosophy of Science in Practice
LocatieGhent, Belgium
Mate van erkenningInternational