Decorous Disagreement: Is Civility A Cornerstone of Inclusive Society?
People have diverse views about important topics – views that can conflict with those of others. What is required of us when interacting with others with whom we disagree in an inclusive society? This talk will examine reasons that have been given, down the ages, for thinking civility is a central, and perhaps indispensable, value which is needed for any well-functioning society. Finally, it asks if we are to embrace this value whether and to what extent we will need to think differently about ourselves and how we engage with one other, in practice.