Professor Andrew Peterson – Professor of Civic and Moral Education: “Epistemic Insight: The role of character” (Seminar)

Second talk in our joint Seminar Series on Religion and Science: Epistemic Insight and Identity: Andrew Peterson – Professor of Civic and Moral Education

 Wed 28th March 2018, 5pm – 6.30pm, Og32 Lecture Theatre, Old Sessions House, Canterbury Christ Church University


Abstract:  “Epistemic Insight: The role of character”

In exploring what epistemic insight is and could be, I will examine certain intellectual virtues central to and for engaging in deliberation today. The focus of the seminar will be on what might be termed ‘other regarding’ intellectual virtues, namely open-mindedness, integrity and humility. It will be argued that these virtues are necessary for any meaningful engagements with big questions, particularly when such engagements occurs through deliberation with others. Central to the argument offered is the core idea that engaging with big questions does not simply require particular ways of thinking, but particular ways of being.


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