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The clash of ideas often yields insults and increased divisiveness, but civility is more than mere polite behavior: it aids rational discourse in politics and education. This volume examines the contribution of civility to education, citizenship, and public discourse from Eastern and Western as well as classic and modern perspectives.

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Civility in Politics and Education

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Overview

The clash of ideas often yields insults and increased divisiveness, but civility is more than mere polite behavior: it aids rational discourse in politics and education. This volume examines the contribution of civility to education, citizenship, and public discourse from Eastern and Western as well as classic and modern perspectives.

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Deborah S. Mower is an Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Youngstown State University. She received her Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She received a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship on Virtue Ethics and Confucianism at Wesleyan University in Connecticut in 2008. She is a member of the Executive Committee for the Society for Ethics Across the Curriculum and has published multiple papers in applied ethics. She co-directed (with Wade Robison) the 11th International Conference on Ethics Across the Curriculum on "Citizenship and Civility" in 2009.

Wade L. Robison is the Ezra A. Hale Professor of Applied Ethics at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He received his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He was President of the International Hume Society for sixteen years and is active in Ethics Across the Curriculum at RIT and elsewhere. He has written, edited or co-edited 9 books. His most recent book, with L. Reeser, is titled Ethical Decision Making in Social Work (2000). His book Decisions in Doubt: The Environment and Public Policy (1994) won the Nelson A. Rockefeller Prize in Social Science and Public Policy.

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Table of Contents

Preface Jim Leach Introduction Wade L. Robison and Deborah S. Mower I. The Problems of Civility and Incivility 1. Incivility as a Tragedy of the Commons Mark Kingwell 2. Epistemic Peers and Civil Disagreement Kristin Schaupp 3. Debunking Three Myths about Civility Timothy Shiell II. Accounts of Civility 4. Communication and Ordinary Civility Megan Laverty 5. An Aristotelian Account of Civility Howard Curzer 6. Civility and Magnanimity Andrew Terjesen III. Expanding Accounts 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 10. Civility, Impartiality, and Cosmopolitanism Laura Arcila Villa IV. Teaching Civility 11. Civility and Education Harry Brighouse 12. Teaching Civility for Democratic Deliberation Robert F. Ladenson 13. Civility as Critical Thinking Jeff Buechner 14. Competition in the Classroom Paul Gaffney
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