Lecture to explore socio-emotional aspects of arguments

Social privilege has an impact on a person’s ability to reason with others, says Justin Ross Morris.

A student fellow at the Centre for Research in Reasoning, Argumentation and Rhetoric, he will suggest ways for argumentation theorists to expand their emotional horizons in “Empathetic Engagement as an Epistemic Responsibility,” on Thursday, December 8, at 3 p.m. in the seminar room of Parker House, 105 Sunset Avenue.

“The theory of narrative empathy—as developed by Suzanne Keen—could help argumentation theorists expand their emotional and empathetic horizons in ways that reveal their epistemic privilege and the limitations that follow from it,” says Morris.

His lecture is free and open to the public.

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