IIIT hosted Prof. Jason Baehr, of Loyola Marymount University, on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022, for its latest Human Development webinar. The talk was titled, “Keeping an Open Mind: The Nature and Value of Open-mindedness.” It was moderated by Alex Koenig, IIIT’s non-residential fellow in Human Development and Education.

Prof. Baehr covered important questions such as, What is open-mindedness? How is open-mindedness different from other “intellectual virtues” like curiosity and intellectual humility, and Is open-mindedness consistent with firm conviction?

After the presentation, the audience asked Prof. Baehr questions about the nature of open-mindedness, how to help someone become open-minded, and what open-mindedness may look like within faith convictions.

To view a recording of the webinar, click here.

About Professor Jason Baehr

JASON BAEHR is Professor of Philosophy at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. He specializes in theoretical and applied virtue epistemology. His books include Deep in Thought (Harvard Education Press, 2021), Intellectual Virtues and Education (Routledge, 2016), and The Inquiring Mind (Oxford University Press, 2011). He is currently working on a new monograph titled Inquiry & Agency: A Theory of Intellectual Virtues and Vices (under contract with OUP).