Great Discussions 2017 -- Moral Roots of Liberals and Conservatives - Paul Worsham
Great Discussions 2017 is a highly participatory course designed for those informed and thoughtful people among us who love to engage in real discussion and respectful debate over issues of the day. This course is a forum for exchanging ideas about international and domestic public affairs and America's place in the world.
This one-session course is the second of three sessions of Great Discussions 2017 that will be offered in January, February and March. LLCC offers this discussion series often. The topics discussed change during the year to coincide with world and domestic events and the interests of the participants.
Participants will discuss current international and domestic issues and events and geo-political trends that affect us as citizens of the world and as Americans. Participation is limited to 28. You may register for this course each time that it is announced during the year.
Great Discussions is modeled after the Foreign Policy Association's Great Decisions program that LLCC offered in the past.
This course is designed to be responsive and flexible to the issues of the world. Discussions will be active responses to changing circumstances throughout the world.
The topic covered during this session of Great Discussions will be moral philosophy a branch of philosophy that involves systematizing, defending, and recommending concepts of right and wrong conduct.
The subject of this meeting will be The Moral Roots of Liberals and Conservatives.
Joining us at the second class will be JONATHAN DAVID HAIDT (Guest Lecturer via video), a social psychologist and Professor of Ethical Leadership at New York University's Stern School of Business. His academic specialization is the psychology of morality and the moral emotions. Haidt is the author of two books: The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom (2006) and The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion (2012), which became a New York Times bestseller. He was named one of the "top global thinkers" by Foreign Policy magazine, and one of the "top world thinkers" by Prospect magazine.
The participants will receive a study guide prior to the class from your course leader Paul Worsham.
While Paul Worsham's education and career focused on consumer electronics marketing, he has a deep and active interest in world affairs and America's place in the world.
Thursday February 16 , 10:00pm - 12:00noon
Union Bank -- SLO
$5 for LLCC members, $10 for non-members
If you would like to have the password for the member price for this course, go to www.lifelearnerscc.org for information on how you can become a member.
San Luis Obispo Union Bank (View)
995 Higuera Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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