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Modesty and Humility

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[New Entry by Nicolas Bommarito on October 31, 2018.] Picture someone who constantly boasts about their accomplishments, thinks they know it all, and, even when they're not talking, exudes an off-putting smug self-satisfaction. Such a person seems to have an ethical shortcoming; what they're missing, you might think to yourself, is a bit of modesty or humility. Modesty and humility are ways that we relate to ourselves, to our own goodness and limitations. It involves placing ourselves among others and in the...

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News source: Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

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