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 beliefs do not interfere with the pursuit of truth;
- Formal Communication Layouts are used on paper, tv, radio and internet;
- 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.
Intellectual dishonesty might be classified as a form of fictional writing. Fiction might be banned by some readers.
- Academic honesty
- Scientific method
- Conflict of interest
- Systemic bias
- Epistemic feedback
- "Candor in Science", Synthese, Vol. 145, No. 2 (June 2005), p. 179.
- Wiener, N. (November 1964). "Intellectual Honesty and the Contemporary Scientist". American Behavioral Scientist. 8 (3): 15.
- Toledo-Pereyra, Luis H. (May 2002). "Intellectual Honesty". Journal of Investigative Surgery, (15): 113-114.