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Humility for Experts - Linda Zagzebski (Phil & Rel)

Lectures: Philosopher and expert on expertise Linda Zagzebski joins the Dept. of Philosophy and Religion to discuss why experts should be humble.


Experts occupy a position of epistemic authority, providing reasons that are incorporated into subjects' knowledge so that they can make informed decisions. Arising both from this relationship and from their importance to efforts with wide-reaching consequences (e.g. public policy), experts must attend to particular moral responsibilities. Primary among these is acting in such a way so as to deserve trust and to be perceived as trustworthy. This primary responsibility gives rise to secondary, more concrete ones. The virtue of humility is key to upholding these moral responsibilities and to avoiding the social temptations experts face.

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