The Oracle of Delphi pronounced Socrates the wisest man in Athens. Paradoxically, what made him wise, unlike anyone else in Athens, was that he knew that he did not know anything. Socrates was unique in possessing the virtue of intellectual humility. His wisdom was derived from his ability to recognize the limits of his own knowledge, and use this as the starting point for genuine enquiry. In this new six part series, the nationally syndicated public radio show Philosophy Talk, co-hosted by Stanford philosophers John Perry and Ken Taylor, examines intellectual humility from a variety of perspectives. Can we ever know whether or not we know anything? How can we recognize and subvert our own cognitive biases? How do we humbly disagree with one another? Does science really have all the answers? Can religious faith and intellectual humility be reconciled? And how can we promote greater intellectual humility in public discourse online? The series will fit into Philosophy Talk's regular weekly schedule and each one-hour episode will have the standard show format, which features a short, lively introduction by the co-hosts, a sound-rich, pre-produced segment called "The Roving Philosophical Report," followed by an in-depth conversation between the hosts and an expert guest. Philosophy Talk's weekly broadcast reaches over 100,000 people and airs in over 350 regions nationwide. All six episodes in the Intellectual Humility series will be available to stream in perpetuity on the Philosophy Talk website, www.philosophytalk.org/
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