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Location

Zoom

Event Website

http://www.belmont.edu/liberal-arts/humanities_symposium/index.html

Presentation Type

Panel Discussion

Start Date

28-9-2020 1:30 PM

End Date

28-9-2020 2:20 PM

Description

Most people agree our society has rarely been so polarized, with many people unable to talk to anyone across what feels like a great chasm. It’s a state of affairs we should all be concerned about, and not just for personal reasons. A panel of Belmont faculty engage with the issue of the vital role dialogue has played and must continue to play in the evolution and ultimately survival of democratic forms of government, touching on figures as diverse as Arendt, Aristotle, and Tocqueville, ideas such as the political dimensions of “pursuit of happiness,” the vital importance of social and political bonds in shaping the common enterprise of government, and the role of the media in the communal conversation so essential to democracy.

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Introduction and Moderation by Dr. Maggie Monteverde

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Sep 28th, 1:30 PM Sep 28th, 2:20 PM

Toward a More Perfect Union: The Role of Dialogue in the Formation and Preservation of Democracy

Zoom

Most people agree our society has rarely been so polarized, with many people unable to talk to anyone across what feels like a great chasm. It’s a state of affairs we should all be concerned about, and not just for personal reasons. A panel of Belmont faculty engage with the issue of the vital role dialogue has played and must continue to play in the evolution and ultimately survival of democratic forms of government, touching on figures as diverse as Arendt, Aristotle, and Tocqueville, ideas such as the political dimensions of “pursuit of happiness,” the vital importance of social and political bonds in shaping the common enterprise of government, and the role of the media in the communal conversation so essential to democracy.

https://repository.belmont.edu/humanities_symposium/2020/2020/6