Hale Lecture Series

Tuesday, September 18th 12:30-1:45 PM Liberal Arts Hall Room A205 (Basement Level)   Laura D’Olimpio University of Notre Dame - Australia School of Philosophy & Theology   "Critical Perspectivism: Ethical Engagement Online" In an age of mass art and social media, the ability to identify reliable sources of information and disregard unreliable ones has become a vital skill. Yet, the educational environment has not kept pace with rapid advances in technology, despite the fact that educating students to engage critically and compassionately with others via online media is of the utmost importance. I claim that philosophical thinking skills support the adoption of an attitude I call critical perspectivism. Critical perspectivism gives citizens the ability to engage with multiple perspectives in a critical and compassionate manner. In this paper I will detail and defend critical perspectivism, with reference to examples from social media. Finally, I argue that the Community of Inquiry (CoI) pedagogy as practiced by Philosophy for Children (P4C) practitioners may be used in order to create a space in which participants can practice being critically perspectival.   FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Interpreters provided upon request & subject to availability. Please make your request TODAY by going to Access.rit.edu. (Tuesday, September 18th, 12:30 PM to 1:45 PM - Other Liberal Arts Hall, Room A205 (Basement Level))

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 12:30pm