T. Ryan Byerly on “Networks of Dependence”

In his recent blog article for the Circe Institute, virtue theorist and philosopher of religion T. Ryan Byerly talks about the importance for educators to teach students both “the virtues of intellectual dependence and the virtues of intellectual dependability”. His article draws on current issues in education, as well as on traditional literature to illustrate these inherently social intellectual virtues.

He writes, that “if we exclusively stress the ideal of intellectual independence, we obscure the deeply social and interdependent nature of inquiry.”

You can find the full article here.