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Think Again: How to Reason and Argue by Walter Sinnott-Armstrong

Walter Sinnott-Armstrong has published a book entitled Think Again: How to Reason and Argue with support from the John Templeton Foundation. Sinnott-Armstrong has published oped pieces on his book in Time, the Wall Street Journal and was interviewed by Psychology Today. Read more below.  

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“Deliberating with Humility on Human Rights Issues” by Sandra Sirota

Deliberating with Humility on Human Rights Issues   By Sandra Sirota Postdoctoral Researcher   This past spring, I introduced the Human Rights Education and Deliberation program in Manchester High School as part of the Humility and Conviction in Public Life project. With support from trained facilitators who are University of Connecticut junior and senior undergraduates […]

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Midpoint Forum: Talking About Faith and Politics

On April 25, 2018, Humility and Conviction in Public Life and CTForum hosted its Midpoint Forum “Talking About Faith and Politics: Navigating our difference with humility and conviction,” at the Wadsworth Atheneum museum in Hartford.  With an introduction by Philosopher, Project co-PI, and director of the UConn Humanities Institute Michael Lynch, and moderated by John Dankosky, […]

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 Rachel Wahl: “Risky Talk: Public Deliberation Across Deep Divides”

 Rachel Wahl “Risky Talk: Public Deliberation Across Deep Divides” April 19, 4:00-5:30 Babbidge Library, UCHI Conference Room Rachel Wahl is  an assistant professor in the Social Foundations Program, Department of Leadership, Foundations, and Policy at the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia. She is also a Fellow and member of the Council Trust at […]

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SEWing Circle Featured Speaker: Jennifer Saul

Jennifer Saul Professor of Philosophy “Dogwhistles and Figleaves: Techniques of Racist Linguistic Manipulation” April 5, 4:00-5:30 Babbidge Library, UCHI Conference Room Jennifer’s primary interests are in Philosophy of Language, Feminism, Philosophy of Race, and Philosophy of Psychology. Her most recent book was Lying, Misleading and What is Said: An Exploration in Philosophy of Language and in Ethics […]

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Summer Institute: Teaching Conviction, Humility, and “the Facts” in the American Studies Classroom 

The Humility and Conviction in Public Life Project at the University of Connecticut announces its 2018 Summer Institute for Early College Experience (ECE) Teachers:   Teaching Conviction, Humility, and “the Facts” in the American Studies Classroom    In a time of “fake news,” “alternative facts,” and cries from across the political spectrum that truth is […]

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