This week, Mike and Dan spend time with friend of the show, Dr Mark Sanders, discussing civic engagement as Election Day 2019 approaches. Mark describes the ways in which he’s been engaging with students and the community at UNC Charlotte where Mark is a Philosophy professor.
What lessons can be learned about civic engagement during an off-year election like this one? Beyond voting and serving on jury duty when called, what else is essential to civic engagement in the 21st century? How can philosophy provide us with techniques and ways of thinking about problems that elevate our understanding and drive more critical engagement with civic matters?
We model good critical thinking and civil discourse as we think ahead to a year from now and grapple with yet another complex spate of issues on this week’s show.
Have a listen and enjoy!