Title

Civility: Its Uses and Abuses in Public Discourse

About the Speaker

John Corvino is Dean of Irvin D. Reid Honors College at Wayne State University.

Location

Fort Howard Theater, F. K. Bemis International Center

Start Date

2-20-2020 7:00 PM

Description

Decreased civility and increased polarization now characterize the public sphere in ways that might have seemed unthinkable not long ago. The bonds of civic community have become frayed in recent years. Too often we seem unable to engage with one another in meaningful ways, especially when we disagree about foundational matters in morality, theology, and politics. How do we honor our civic responsibilities given this climate? Are there limits to tolerance and civility? What of the prophetic voices which urge us to respond to injustice, even when it causes discomfort? Join the Killeen Chair for Theology and Philosophy as we invite leading thinkers in philosophy and theology to help us negotiate these questions in order to move beyond simplistic dualism and toward true community.

John Corvino

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Feb 20th, 7:00 PM

Civility: Its Uses and Abuses in Public Discourse

Fort Howard Theater, F. K. Bemis International Center

Decreased civility and increased polarization now characterize the public sphere in ways that might have seemed unthinkable not long ago. The bonds of civic community have become frayed in recent years. Too often we seem unable to engage with one another in meaningful ways, especially when we disagree about foundational matters in morality, theology, and politics. How do we honor our civic responsibilities given this climate? Are there limits to tolerance and civility? What of the prophetic voices which urge us to respond to injustice, even when it causes discomfort? Join the Killeen Chair for Theology and Philosophy as we invite leading thinkers in philosophy and theology to help us negotiate these questions in order to move beyond simplistic dualism and toward true community.