2019 Uehiro Lecture 3: Improving Political Discourse (2): Communicating moral concern beyond blaming and shaming
People often resist facts because accepting facts exposes them to shame and blame. Yet, when the point of raising facts is to orient others to moral concerns, how can we communicate these concerns without resorting on blaming and shaming those who resist? Without denying that sometimes we must resort to these practices, I suggest alternative ways in which testimony and empathy can be mobilized to communicate moral concern so that those who resist shame and blame can come to share such concern.
Date: 16 October 2019, 15:00 (Wednesday, 1st week, Michaelmas 2019)
Venue: Examination Schools, 75-81 High Street OX1 4BG
Venue Details: East School
Speaker: Professor Elizabeth Anderson (University of Michigan)
Organising department: Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics
Organiser: Professor Julian Savulescu (Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics)
Organiser contact email address: rachel.gaminiratne@philosophy.ox.ac.uk
Host: Professor Julian Savulescu (Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics)
Part of: 2019 Uehiro Lectures: Can We Talk? Communicating Moral Concern in an Era of Polarized Politics
Topics: Propaganda, Identity politics, Blame--Political aspects, Empathy, World politics
Booking required?: Not required
Booking url: https://bookwhen.com/uehiro
Cost: Free
Audience: Public
Editor: Rachel Gaminiratne