Duncan Pritchard

Professor Duncan Pritchard FRSE is the Chancellor’s Professor of Philosophy and the Director of Graduate Studies at the University of California, Irvine and a professor of philosophy at the University of Edinburgh. Professor Duncan Pritchard joined the University of Edinburgh in 2007 as the new Chair in Epistemology. His research is mainly in epistemology, and his books include Epistemic Luck (Oxford UP, 2005), The Nature and Value of Knowledge (Oxford UP, 2010), Epistemological Disjunctivism (Oxford UP, 2012), Epistemic Angst (Princeton UP, 2015) and Scepticism: A Very Short Introduction, (Oxford UP, 2019).

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Intellectual Humility: Theory (Coursera)

Nov 1st 2021
Intellectual Humility: Theory (Coursera)
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Faced with difficult questions people often tend to dismiss and marginalize dissent. Political and moral disagreements can be incredibly polarizing, and sometimes even dangerous. And whether it’s Christian fundamentalism, Islamic extremism, or militant atheism, religious dialogue remains tinted by arrogance, dogma, and ignorance. The world needs more people who [...]
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Philosophy and the Sciences: Introduction to the Philosophy of Physical Sciences (Coursera)

Oct 25th 2021
Philosophy and the Sciences: Introduction to the Philosophy of Physical Sciences (Coursera)
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What is the origin of our universe? What are dark matter and dark energy? This is the first part of the course 'Philosophy and the Sciences', dedicated to Philosophy of the Physical Sciences. Scientific research across the physical sciences has raised pressing questions for philosophers. The goal of this [...]
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Intellectual Humility: Practice (Coursera)

We live in a polarised world where all too often people talk past each other. But do you know when to believe what others say? For example, how quick should we be to accept something that someone else tells us is true, and what should we be looking out [...]
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Philosophy, Science and Religion: Science and Philosophy (Coursera)

Philosophy, Science and Religion mark three of the most fundamental modes of thinking about the world and our place in it. Are these modes incompatible? Put another way: is the intellectually responsible thing to do to ‘pick sides’ and identify with one of these approaches at the exclusion of [...]
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Philosophy and the Sciences: Introduction to the Philosophy of Cognitive Sciences (Coursera)

Oct 25th 2021
Philosophy and the Sciences: Introduction to the Philosophy of Cognitive Sciences (Coursera)
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What is our role in the universe as human agents capable of knowledge? What makes us intelligent cognitive agents seemingly endowed with consciousness? This is the second part of the course 'Philosophy and the Sciences', dedicated to Philosophy of the Cognitive Sciences. Scientific research across the cognitive sciences has [...]
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Philosophy, Science and Religion: Philosophy and Religion (Coursera)

Philosophy, Science and Religion mark three of the most fundamental modes of thinking about the world and our place in it. Are these modes incompatible? Put another way: is the intellectually responsible thing to do to ‘pick sides’ and identify with one of these approaches at the exclusion of [...]
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Intellectual Humility: Science (Coursera)

It’s clear that the world needs more intellectual humility. But how do we develop this virtue? And why do so many people still end up so arrogant? Do our own biases hold us back from becoming as intellectually humble as we could be—and are there some biases that actually [...]
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Philosophy, Science and Religion: Religion and Science (Coursera)

Oct 12th 2021
Philosophy, Science and Religion: Religion and Science (Coursera)
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Philosophy, Science and Religion mark three of the most fundamental modes of thinking about the world and our place in it. Are these modes incompatible? Put another way: is the intellectually responsible thing to do to ‘pick sides’ and identify with one of these approaches at the exclusion of [...]
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Skepticism (Coursera)

Skepticism is about doubt, and doubt is everywhere in the world around us today. There are doubts about whether man-made climate change is real, whether vaccinations are harmful, whether we can trust our politicians or our media, and so on. When is such skepticism warranted, and when does it [...]
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Introduction to Philosophy (Coursera)

This course will introduce you to some of the main areas of research in contemporary philosophy. Each module a different philosopher will talk you through some of the most important questions and issues in their area of expertise. We’ll begin by trying to understand what philosophy is – what [...]
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