Madigan Explores Civil Discourse during Community Talk

October 13, 2017

Dr. Timothy Madigan, professor and chair of philosophy, will host a discussion focused on civility from 7 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 25, in the Fisher Meeting Room at the Pittsford Community Library.

Tim Madigan

Madigan’s talk, Need for Civility in Contentious Times, will explore what “civil discourse” means in a contemporary society. Madigan will debate whether or not society today is more contentious than previous ones, what issues may contribute to a lack of civility, and why civil conversation is a necessary part of a democratic community.

The talk is free and open to the public.