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Intellectual Humility: The Jewish And Muslim Traditions

Adorjan Hall 142, Saint Louis University

At this mini-conference, three internationally known scholars of the Jewish and Muslim traditions of thought will present papers on intellectual humility in those tradition. Howard Wettstein (University of California/Riverside), David Shatz (Yeshiva University), and Jon McGinnis (University of Missouri/St.Louis) will help us see how thinkers in these traditions understood the nature and value of humility. The conference will finish with a panel discussion led by Barbara Wettstein (VA Greater Los Angeles Health System), a clinical psychologist with experience in this area, who will bring her expertise to bear in leading reflections on the papers and the discussion connected with them. This mini-conference is free and open to the public. It will be held September 16, 2014, at Saint Louis University, in Adorjan 142. For further information, please contact Jonathan Reibsamen (jreibsam@slu.edu).

Schedule

9:00am
Introduction

9:15am
It's Hard to be Humble: Intellectual Humility and Perfection in Medieval Islam

10:45am
BREAK

11:00am
Is Humility Always a Virtue? Reflections on Its Role in Jewish Theology and Law

12:30pm
LUNCH

2:30pm
Awed by the Project

4:00pm
Panel Introduction: Psychological Humility

4:15pm
Panel Discussion

Day 2 Schedule