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Civil Conversation in an Angry Age

2020-10-19 18:30:00 2020-10-19 19:30:00 America/Los_Angeles Civil Conversation in an Angry Age Zoom

Monday, October 19
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Add to Calendar 2020-10-19 18:30:00 2020-10-19 19:30:00 America/Los_Angeles Civil Conversation in an Angry Age In this Humanities Washington talk, philosopher David Smith provides participants with the tools needed to have more thoughtful, fruitful discussions about notoriously difficult topics. Zoom

In this Humanities Washington talk, philosopher David Smith provides participants with the tools needed to have more thoughtful, fruitful discussions about notoriously difficult topics.

At what point does a conversation become a battle? Why do some opinions inflame our emotions, leading to anger, fights, and even the end of relationships with family and friends?

Philosopher David E. Smith takes a deep look at those moments when civility breaks down. By mapping the structure of how we converse, and digging into the root causes of both civility and incivility, Smith explores how we can have meaningful, respectful conversations on notoriously difficult topics like politics, religion, and morality. In our increasingly polarized political environment, Smith provides participants with the tools needed to have more thoughtful, fruitful discussions.

David Smith holds a PhD in religious studies from Temple University. For the past decade he has held roles as a lecturer, assistant professor, and associate professor of philosophy and religious studies. He currently teaches at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Washington and frequently gives lectures in libraries, community centers, and retirement centers.

Register to participate and you will receive an email with a link with instructions on how to participate via Zoom the day before the event.

Technology requirements: You will need a device or computer with an internet connection and the Chrome browser, microphone and speakers to participate. 

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Learning & Lectures |

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