Published: Nov. 5, 2019

Monday - November 11, 2019
3:30pm
Tivoli Ballroom (Room 320)

Dr. Robert Talisse - Overdoing Democracy: Why we must put politics in its place

In his talk and book, Talisse argues that by letting political allegiances invade all aspects of our social life, we have eroded our democratic capacities— overdoing democracy is democracy’s undoing. To repair democracy, we have to focus outside our passionate political identities — to find cooperative activities beyond politics. We need to understand how polarization can drive us to regard political adversaries as not just mistaken, but vicious, wicked, benighted, and even unfit for citizenship.  Positively, we must cultivate arenas for non-political cooperative social interaction.  Even in a democracy, politics must be put in its place. 

Tuesday - November 12, 2019
3:30pm
Tivoli Ballroom (Room 320)

Democracy Open Mic Event

In this event students will be offered the opportunity to express their thoughts and opinions on today's democracy.

Sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and Student Life & Campus Community.