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Jennifer Cole Wright


This volume will explore humility as a virtue from a multidisciplinary perspective. Specifically, we will explore humility within different religious/spiritual traditions, arguing that it involves an appropriate alignment with God and/or a higher spiritual power, one in which we occupy rightful space, have proper self-regard, and receptive intelligence to the living world around us. We will also explore humility more secularly, examining its epistemic value in the development of knowledge, as well as the important role it has to play in politics, competitive activities, and business management ... More

Keywords: humility, virtue, epistemology, secular virtue, morality, spirituality

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Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190864873
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190864873.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jennifer Cole Wright, editor
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, College of Charleston

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Jennifer Cole Wright

Part I Conceptualizing Humility

Chapter 2 Secular Humility

Erik J. Wielenberg

Chapter 4 A Relational Humility Framework

David K. Mosher, Joshua N. Hook, Don E. Davis, Daryl R. Van Tongeren, and Everett L. Worthington Jr.1

Part II Moral Humility in Our Lives

Chapter 7 Humility

Pelin Kesebir

Chapter 8 Self-Other Concept in Humble Love

Robert C. Roberts and Michael Spezio

Part III Intellectual Humility

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