Month: September 2019

How We Argue: The Moral Foundations of Politics and Law

The University of Connecticut Law School and Connecticut Law Review are hosting a symposium entitled: “How We Argue: The Moral Foundations of Politics & Law.” The symposium, which will be held on October 11 from 8:30AM to 4:30PM will feature a keynote presentation by Danielle Allen (Harvard), as well as remarks by political commentator and former presidential advisor, David Gergen, and US senator from Connecticut, Chris Murphy. This symposium is co-sponsored by the University of Connecticut Humanities Institute‘s Humility and Conviction in Public Life (HCPL) initiative. To attend, please RSVP by October 4th.


How We Argue Symposium Flier

Encounters: Black and Indigenous History of The Ancient Burying Ground – September 21, 2019

Encounters presents a public discussion on the history of the Ancient Burying Ground and hundreds of African-American and Native American people buried there. The discussion will take place on Saturday, September 21 10AM–12PM at the Hartford History Center in the Hartford Public Library.

Robert Talisse’s Forthcoming Book on Political Polarization

Robert Talisse is co-author of a new book coming out in Spring, 2020 entitled Political Argument in a Polarized Age: Reason and Democratic Life (Polity Books). Robert served as a member of the Humility and Conviction in Public Life’s advisory board and he is currently a professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University. His current research concerns Democracy, Liberalism, Pluralism, Public Reason. His other research areas include contemporary political philosophy, pragmatism, and ethics.