Jonathan L. Kvanvig is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Baylor University, having held previous faculty positions at the University of Notre Dame, Texas A&M University, and the University of Missouri. His scholarly activities focus in metaphysics & epistemology, philosophy of language and logic, and philosophy of religion, with more than 10 books and over 100 articles published. He is the editor of Oxford Studies in the Philosophy of Religion. He has received grants from the NEH and the Templeton Religion Trust to further his research, and is the recipient of distinguished research awards from Texas A&M and Baylor.
The project involves pursuing a variety of topics around a common theme. The theme is that of intellectual humility, its nature and value. A proper grasp of intellectual humility leads to a discussion of humility itself and why it is a valuable character trait. A full appreciation of it as an intellectual virtue, however, raises issues about appropriate expressions of such in the life of the mind as well as what is needed by way of complementary character traits to keep such a trait from undermining attempts to live a full and complete life (including the life of the mind).