Intellectual honesty is an applied method of problem solving, characterized by an unbiased, honest attitude, which can be demonstrated in a number of different ways:
- One's personal faith does not interfere with the pursuit of truth;
- Relevant facts and information are not purposefully omitted even when such things may contradict one's hypothesis;
- Facts are presented in an unbiased manner, and not twisted to give misleading impressions or to support one view over another;
- References, or earlier work, are acknowledged where possible, and plagiarism is avoided.
Intentionally committed fallacies in debates and reasoning are called intellectual dishonesty.
- Academic honesty
- Conflict of interest
- Epistemic feedback
- Good faith
- List of fallacies
- Scientific method
- Systemic bias