Pragmatism, Civility and the Civil War
October 16, 2012 — 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
George R. White Library and Learning Center Room 310
Oregon Humanities Conversation Project presents David Sumner's "Brother Against Brother: Pragmatism, Civility and the Civil War"
April 2011 marked the sesquicentennial of the first shots fired in the American Civil War. This war changed the way Americans approached disagreement and fostered the birth of the one major American contribution to philosophy: pragmatism. One hundred and fifty years later, how can the lessons of this national crisis inform the ways we conduct our current debates? This is the focus of "Brother Against Brother: Pragmatism, Civility and the Civil War," a free conversation with Linfield College associate professor David Sumner. This program is hosted by Concordia University and sponsored by Oregon Humanities. Refreshments provided by The Oregon Council of the Social Studies.
This event is free and open to the public. An RSVP is not necessary.
For more information, contact Krista Reynolds, Reference & Instruction Librarian at 503-493-6246.
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