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Intellectual honesty is an applied method of problem solving, characterised by an unbiased, honest attitude, which can be demonstrated in a number of different ways:
- One's personal beliefs or politics do 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
- Intellectual cover
- List of fallacies
- Scientific method
- Systemic bias
|Wikiversity has learning resources about Intellectual honesty|
- Toledo-Pereyra, Luis H. (2002). "Intellectual Honesty". Journal of Investigative Surgery. 15 (3): 113–114. doi:10.1080/08941930290085868. PMID 12139782.
- Wiener, Norbert (1964). "Intellectual Honesty and the Contemporary Scientist". American Behavioral Scientist. 8 (3): 15. doi:10.1177/000276426400800304.