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2019 Annual Uehiro Lectures in Practical Ethics (2/3): Improving Political Discourse (1): Re-learning how to talk about facts across group identities

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Duration: 1:04:24 | Added: 17 Oct 2019
Lies, propaganda, and fake news have hijacked political discourse, distracting the electorate from engaging with the global problems we face. These Uehiro Lectures suggest a pathway for democratic institutions to devise solutions to the problems we face t

I argue that citizen science and local deliberation within internally diverse micro-publics offer models of how political discourse can be re-oriented toward accuracy-oriented factual claims relevant to constructive policy solutions. Enabling such discourse requires that citizens observe norms against insults and other identity-based competitive discourse, and in favor of serious listening across identities.

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