Welcome to Humble Piety, a blog humoring drferris as he ponders knowledge and belief in the public sphere. The posts range widely in content: from theology and religion to economics and social science to natural science and epistemology to politics and political theory. Often approaching feature-length articles, these long-form posts may be unwieldy for the blogosphere but hopefully justify their verbosity. This evolving meditation finds roots in a loving faith in the power of knowledge while exploring the contours of an indispensable democratic principle of “epistemic humility”: the virtuous recognition of the limits of our knowledge.
David R. Ferris is a graduate student in Humanities and Social Thought at New York University.