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Reducing arrogance in public debate

Tanesini, Alessandra 2018. Reducing arrogance in public debate. In: Arthur, James ed. Virtues in the Public Sphere: Citizenship, Civic Friendship and Duty, London and New York: Routledge, pp. 23-38.
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Self- affirmation techniques can help reduce arrogant behaviour in public debates. This chapter consists of three sections. The first offers an account of what speakers owe to their audiences, and of what hearers owe to speakers. It also illustrates some of the ways in which arrogance leads to violations of conversational norms. The second argues that arrogance can be understood as an attitude toward the self which is positive but defensive. The final section offers empirical evidence why we should expect self-affirmation to reduce defensiveness and thus the manifestation of arrogance in debate.

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: English, Communication and Philosophy
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781138585737
Funders: Humility and Conviction in Public Life with funds provided by Grant No. 58942 from John Templeton Foundation.
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 8 October 2018
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2019 11:05

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