Wednesday 21 September 2022 at the Pierhead Building in Cardiff Bay.
What are the attitudes, skills and values needed to navigate the unpredictable challenges of our rapidly changing world?
Setting out to provide some answers to this question, Values and Virtues for a Challenging World is a new book of essays published by Cambridge University Press.
At this event, the book’s authors will explore their ideas with education and public policy professionals to investigate how we can prepare ourselves to respond to unpredictable events in ways that promote flourishing human lives.
Session 1: Good Taste and the Experience of Value
– Experiencing Environmental Value – Sophie Grace Chappell (Open University)
– The Importance of Beauty and Taste – Panos Paris (Cardiff University)
Chair: Laura D’Olimpio (University of Birmingham)
Session 2: Polarisation, Mental Health, and Misinformation on Social Media
– Group-Based Anger on Social Media – Alessandra Tanesini (Cardiff University)
– Status Competition and Mental Health – Hugh Desmond (University of Antwerp)
– Deepfakes and Digital Sensibility – Taylor Matthews (University of Nottingham)
Chair: Auriol Miller (Institute of Welsh Affairs)
Session 3: Curiosity, Integrity, and Self-Regulation
– Cultivating Curiosity in the Information Age – Lani Watson (Oxford University)
– Ethical Integrity as the Goal of Character Education – Jonathan Webber (Cardiff University)
– Self-Regulation and Political Confabulation – Kathleen Murphy-Hollies (University of Birmingham)
Chair: Julian Baggini (Royal Institute of Philosophy)
Session 4: Wisdom and Collective Decision-Making
– The Need for Wisdom in a Changing World – Kristján Kristjánsson (University of Birmingham)
– Group Wisdom and Cognitive Diversity – Anneli Jefferson (Cardiff University) and Katrina Sifferd (Elmhurst University)
– Group Responsibility as a Virtue – Mandi Astola (Delft University of Technology)
Chair: Wendy Thomas (Autism Wales)
Session 5: Uncertainty and Polarisation
– Polarisation and the Need for Interpretive Charity – Nadine Elzein (University of Warwick)
– Living with Wild Uncertainty in a Pandemic – Nicholas Shackel (Cardiff University)
Chair: Catherine Fookes (Women’s Equality Network)
There is no registration fee. Event includes refreshments. Everyone is welcome!
To register your interest in attending, please email Susan Bowen.
This event is a collaboration between Cardiff University and the Royal Institute of Philosophy