How does intellectual humility unlock greater knowledge?

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  • Classical liberalist thinking is based on the fundamental notion that we’re all equal as citizens within our governmental order. This thought lends itself to the specific principle of intellectual humility.
  • Senior Program Officer at the Institute for Humane Studies, Bradley Jackson provides the definition of intellectual humility as recognition that we have imperfect knowledge of the world. If each of us remains intellectually humble, this levels us as equals.
  • Putting this into practice calls for a level of social trust, and maintaining this liberal democracy requires that we view each other as equals in these moral and political ways.

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