Reasoning (or not) with the Unreasonable

  • Susan T. Gardner
  • Anastasia Anderson
  • Wayne Henry

Abstract

A thriving democracy requires that citizens, despite different value sets and perspectives (Haidt), find ways to communicate across difference so that, together, they can chart a path forward that is potentially flourishing for all. In his article “Philosophy, Democracy & Education: Reconstructing Dewey,” Philip Cam quotes Dewey as saying that, both for thinking in general and democracy in particular, “we need to “think together in face-to-face relationships by means of direct give-and-take.” (3).

Published
2019-05-06
Section
Articles