Heated Disagreement


What are the reasons we disagree? Is it possible for two conflicting positions to be equally “correct”? What behaviors on the part of participants can facilitate a solution? How can we disagree in ways that help us to achieve a better understanding of the world?

Originally offered as a course under Ateneo De Manila University's Philosophy Department (PH 157: Heated Disagreement), Dr. Jacklyn A. Cleofas of Ateneo De Manila University, Philippines and Prof. Richard Walker of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, Switzerland discuss persistent and seemingly intractable disagreement, the motivations driving such disagreements, the options open to participants, and the way such disagreements may or may not be resolved.

This episode is brought to you by Garden Pavilion at The Cabanas, a premium event venue in Malolos, Bulacan. Pocket Lectures is a show on the Areté Podcasts Network, produced and recorded in Areté, Ateneo De Manila University.

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