The Case for Courageous Truth-Seeking

Published Date: April 20, 2022 | Topics: Civil Rights and Liberties, Politics and Current Affairs

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In this episode of Heterodox Out Loud, we explore the flawed human tendency to reject and censor opposing arguments — especially when they contradict values and beliefs that are held with conviction.

Our guest on the show, Robert George, the sixth McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University, explains how we can remain confident and passionate in our commitments, while also embracing and engaging opposing perspectives.

In addition to his academic accolades, George has served as Chairman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom as well as a presidential appointee of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and the President’s Council on Bioethics. In addition, Professor George has served as the U.S. member of UNESCO’s World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology.

George’s blog post: “On Critics and Bullies.” His post was originally published on Mirror and Justice. 

For more from George, you can follow him on Twitter at @McCormickProf

Let us know what you think! For comments and questions email communications@heterodoxacademy.org.

This episode was hosted by Zach Rausch, and produced by Davies Content.

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