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Scott Cleveland accepts a position as a Post-doctoral Fellow

April 15, 2014

Dr. Michael Beaty, chair of the department of philosophy, is pleased to announce that Scott Cleveland has accepted a research position as a Post-doctoral Fellow with the Philosophy and Theology of Intellectual Humility project at Saint Louis University to begin in August 2014.

Mr. Cleveland will study intellectual humility with project directors John Greco and Eleonore Stump and other members of the project, which include four dissertation fellows, three other post-doctoral fellows, and two visiting faculty “This is a very exciting opportunity to continue my study of virtue as part of the stellar philosophical community at Saint Louis University,” Cleveland said. “I am thrilled to join the project.”

Saint Louis University has received a generous grant from the John Templeton Foundation to explore the subject of intellectual humility. The Templeton Foundation will contribute over $2.7 million to the project, with contributions by SLU bringing the total grant to over $3 million.

The Philosophy and Theology of Intellectual Humility project is being led by John Greco and Eleonore Stump.

The project will focus on a variety of philosophical and theological issues relevant to the topic of intellectual humility, as informed by current research in the empirical sciences, including: virtue epistemology; regulative epistemology; peer disagreement; intellectual humility, intellectual autonomy and deference to authority; religious pluralism; divine hiddenness; intellectual humility and theological method; biases, heuristics, dual-process theories and evolution; intersubjectivity and mind reading.

The Saint Louis University effort complements the activities and research occurring under Templeton's Science of Intellectual Humility project by encouraging philosophers and theologians to integrate empirical research on questions surrounding intellectual humility into their own investigations.

Scott will graduate from Baylor University with a Ph.D. in Philosophy in August 2014.

The faculty Scott will be working with: http://humility.slu.edu/fellowships.html

A description of the project can be found here: http://humility.slu.edu/.