Virtue and Voice: Habits of Mind for a Return to Civil Discourse
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Many Americans think public manners and behavior have deteriorated, especially in public discourse about polarized political, moral, and cultural issues. But democracy and cultural progress require a robust civility in public discourse if they are to be successful endeavors. Our sharply divided world is in great need of a civility that facilitates respect, honor, and kindness toward ideological opponents. The contributors to this edited volume represent philosophical, theological, psychological, historical, and sociological perspectives, providing analysis of intellectual virtue and vice as well as explorations of their application to specific problems in contemporary society. In acknowledging the current climate of contentious and ineffective civil discourse, Virtue & Voice highlights how the cultivation of intellectual virtue can renew our voices and heal the broken state of our public discourse.
Pollitical culture; Courtesy--Political aspects
Abilene Christian University Press
Other Philosophy | Philosophy
Ten Elshof, Gregg A. (2019). Virtue and Voice: Habits of Mind for a Return to Civil Discourse. Abilene: Abilene Christian University Press.