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ERIC Number: ED525834
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct-24
Pages: 272
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-4158-9725-9
Civility in Politics and Education. Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy
Mower, Deborah, Ed.; Robison, Wade L., Ed.
Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
This book examines the concept of civility and the conditions of civil disagreement in politics and education. Although many assume that civility is merely polite behavior, it functions to aid rational discourse. Building on this basic assumption, the book offers multiple accounts of civility and its contribution to citizenship, deliberative democracy, and education from Eastern and Western as well as classic and modern perspectives. Given that civility is essential to all aspects of public life, it is important to address how civility may be taught. While much of the book is theoretical, contributors also apply theory to practice, offering concrete methods for teaching civility at the high school and collegiate levels. This book is divided into four parts. Part I, The Problems of Civility and Incivility, contains the following: (1) Incivility as a Tragedy of the Commons (Mark Kingwell); (2) Epistemic Peers and Civil Disagreement (Kristin Schaupp); and (3) Debunking Three Myths about Civility (Timothy Shiell). Part II, Accounts of Civility, contains the following: (4) Communication and Ordinary Civility (Megan Laverty); (5) An Aristotelian Account of Civility (Howard Curzer); and (6) Civility and Magnanimity (Andrew Terjesen). Part III, Expanding Accounts, contains the following: (7) Civility Filial Piety as a Tool for Civility: The Confucian Project (Kam-Por Yu); (8) Confucianism and Global Civility (Steve Angle); (9) Civility as a Condition of Citizenship (Alan Tomhave); and (10) Civility, Impartiality, and Cosmopolitanism (Laura Arcila Villa). Part IV, Teaching Civility, contains the following: (11) Civility and Education (Harry Brighouse); (12) Teaching Civility for Democratic Deliberation (Robert F. Ladenson); (13) Civility as Critical Thinking (Jeff Buechner); and (14) Competition in the Classroom (Paul Gaffney).
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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