Intellectual Humility MOOC

Thanks to a generous grant from the John Templeton Foundation (and additional support from Eidyn and PPLS), the Intellectual Humility Massive Open Online Course (IH MOOC) project will draw from the high-impact research from previous grants and the Eidyn research centre's experience spearheading the creation of MOOCs in philosophy, to construct, administer, and successfully conduct a MOOC on the science, philosophy, and theology of Intellectual Humility.

Sign up for the first instalment of the Intellectual Humility MOOC here.

The MOOC will be composed of ten lectures in three parts focusing on the following big questions:

Theory (sign up here)


1. Why care about intellectual humility?


2. What is an intellectual virtue?


3. How do we know who is intellectually humble?


Science (sign up here)


4. How do we become intellectually humble?


5. What can human cognition tell us about intellectual humility?


6. What makes us more or less open-minded?


7. How do emotions affect our ability to be intellectually humble?


Practice (sign up here - launching Winter 2017)


8. Can you believe what you hear? 


9. How should we handle disagreement? 


10. What does intellectual humility tell us about religion? 


Project team: 
  • Principal Investigators: Dr Ian Church & Prof Duncan Pritchard 
  • Postdoctoral Fellow: Dr Emma Gordon
  • Course Design and Editing: Dr Simon Fokt
  • Collaborators: Prof Jason Baehr (Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles); Dr Katherine Dormandy (Philosophy, University of Innsbruck); Prof Catherine Elgin (Education, Harvard University); Prof Peter Graham (Philosophy, University of California, Riverside); Prof John Greco (Philosophy, Saint Louis University); Prof Peter C. Hill (Psychology, Biola University); Prof Frank Keil (Psychology, Yale); Prof Cristine Legare (Psychology, University of Texas at Austin); Prof Victor Ottati (Psychology, Loyola University, Chicago); Prof Vasu Reddy (Psychology, University of Portsmouth); Peter L. Samuelson (Director of Research and Evaluation, Thrive Foundation for Youth); Prof Eleonore Stump (Philosophy, Saint Louis University)
Principal funding from The Templeton Foundation, with additional funding from Eidyn/PPLS (c. £400K in total)