PPE Undergraduate Seminar: Toleration in a Free Society – Philosophy, Politics & Economics

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PPE Undergraduate Seminar: Toleration in a Free Society

October 8, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 8:00 pm

This will be an intensive one-day seminar run by Professor Jonathan Anomaly, starting in the morning and running through dinner, with some readings in advance; lunch, and dinner will be provided.

In this one-day seminar we’ll explore the moral foundations of free speech, the psychology of political polarization, and some proposals for what to do about acrimonious disagreement that prevents people from thinking rationally about politics.

The seminar will consist of four sessions:
1. JS Mill, On Liberty
2. Joel Feinberg, “Offense to Others”
3. Greg Lukianoff, “Freedom from Speech” and “The Coddling of the American Mind”
4. Michael Huemer, “Why People are Irrational about Politics,” and Jonathan Haidt, “Can’t we all Disagree more Constructively?”

Registration in advance required.  Unfortunately, the seminar is now full.

This event is co-sponsored by the Institute for Humane Studies. Funding for this event is provided by the Institute for Humane Studies through a generous grant from the John Templeton Foundation.



October 8, 2016
9:30 am - 8:00 pm