What exactly is civility, and what does it require? In a talk packed with historical insights, political theorist Teresa Bejan explains how civility has been used as both the foundation of tolerant societies and as a way for political partisans to silence and dismiss opposing views. Bejan suggests that we should instead try for “mere civility”: the virtue of being able to disagree fundamentally with others without destroying the possibility of a common life tomorrow. (This talk contains mature language.)
is civility a sham?
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If there's anything I learned in life is that Philosophers of action are very compassionate and will always watch, listen, and learn, yet one will be hard-pressed to see them spewing unnecessary rhetoric of any kind, unless of course they are imparting wisdom or protecting others, which is then necessary. This is the type of wisdom that I aspire to. (continued on about page...)