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Intellectual honesty is an applied method of problem solving, characterised by an unbiased, honest attitude, which can be demonstrated in a number of different ways:

Harvard ethicist Louis M. Guenin describes the "kernel" of intellectual honesty to be "a virtuous disposition to eschew deception when given an incentive for deception".[1]

Intentionally committed fallacies in debates and reasoning are called intellectual dishonesty.

See also



  1. ^ Guenin, Louis M. (1 June 2005). "Candor in Science: Intellectual Honesty". Synthese. 145 (2): 179. doi:10.1007/s11229-005-3746-3. ISSN 0039-7857.

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