Ethics of Conversation and Disagreement

E-Mail Adresse für Einreichungen: manuelknoll@tau.edu.tr
Deadline: 22.04.2021
Call-Bezeichnung: Call for Papers
Ort: Zoom
Datum: 18.06.2021
Uhrzeit: 10:00 Uhr
Ende: 19.06.2021 20:00
Veranstaltende Institution: University of Tilburg, Turkish-German University

CFA Initial online workshop on the Ethics of Conversation and Disagreement


Organizers: Prof. Dr. Martine Prange (Tilburg University, The Netherlands) and Prof. Dr. Manuel Knoll (Turkish-German University Istanbul, Turkey)


When and where? Friday June 18th and Saturday June 19th, 2021 (Zoom)



One of the essential features of any conversation, listening, seems to be rather absent in the current public debate. A public debate that is conducted more via memes and other imagery forms, and abbreviations rather than sentences, does not seem to appeal to the public’s listening and reading abilities. How do current style(s) of the public debate affect its ethics and conduct? And what kind of ethics of conversation could help restore or re-organize the public debate such that the debate becomes a debate again about the improvement of public institutions rather than a means for more social disruption and division? Moreover, while the internet was foreseen to help the emancipation of minority groups (Mc Luhan, 1964; Pariser 2011), these groups seem to be again marginalized, discriminated and sidelined. This happens not only on social media but also verbally more vehemently than ever (Nagle 2019). How to amend these kind of undemocratic tendencies? More generally, how can we organize disagreement such, that it is productive rather than disruptive and how can we learn to become better listeners, readers, and more articulate writers (of social media messages) to ensure voices are (correct

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