The illusion of explanatory depth

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From the course by The University of Edinburgh
Intellectual Humility: Science
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The University of Edinburgh

Intellectual Humility: Science

39 ratings
From the lesson
What makes us arrogant? Biases, heuristics and cognitive psychology
Professor Frank Keil discusses a number of biases which we all have, and which can make us more arrogant and dogmatic by leading us to think that we know more than we actually do. Can you find examples of those biases in the news, and perhaps even in yourself?

Meet the Instructors

  • Dr. Ian Church
    Dr. Ian Church
    Researcher
    Epistemology; Philosophy of Psychology; Philosophy of Religion
  • Professor Duncan Pritchard
    Professor Duncan Pritchard
    Professor of Philosophy
    University of Edinburgh
  • Dr. Emma Gordon
    Dr. Emma Gordon
    Postdoctoral Researcher
    University of Edinburgh
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