2019 Uehiro Lecture 2: Improving Political Discourse (1): Re-learning how to talk about facts across group identities
I argue that citizen science and local deliberation within internally diverse micro-publics offer models of how political discourse can be re-oriented toward accuracy-oriented factual claims relevant to constructive policy solutions. Enabling such discourse requires that citizens observe norms against insults and other identity-based competitive discourse, and in favor of serious listening across identities.
Date: 15 October 2019, 15:00 (Tuesday, 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: Science--Citizen participation, Propaganda, Identity politics, Discourse analysis--Political aspects, World politics, Political science--Citizen participation
Booking required?: Required
Booking url: https://bookwhen.com/uehiro
Cost: Free
Audience: Public
Editor: Rachel Gaminiratne