Heather Battaly, professor of philosophy at the University of Connecticut, will speak on "Can Closed-mindedness be an Intellectual Virtue?"
Abstract: What is closed-mindedness? Is it always an intellectual vice? Could it be an intellectual virtue? This paper adopts a working analysis of closed-mindedness as an unwillingness or inability to engage seriously with relevant intellectual options. It argues that closed-mindedness is often an intellectual vice. But, in epistemically hostile environments, closed-mindedness will be an intellectual virtue.
This event is open to the public.
Thursday, February 14 at 5:00pm
Tribble Hall, B316
1834 Wake Forest Road Winston-Salem, NC 27106