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Arguing for a Better World: How to talk about the issues that divide us

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Clear writing and is helping me shape my often jumbled up feelings/thoughts regarding conversations around social justice and speaking points. It’s as though they think that line in the Pledge of Allegiance about “liberty and justice for all” was written by a socialist. She teaches philosophy at the Brighton and Sussex Medical School and has written essays for the London Review of Books, the Guardian, the Independent, and the Economist. Growing up in the Institute of Basic Life Principles community, which she came to realize was “a cult, thriving on a culture of fear and manipulation,” Duggar and her 18 siblings were raised never to question parental authority. If steam is pouring from your ears right now, you probably aren't going to like her answer to the question, "Do All Lives Matter?

The book tackles some of the liveliest controversies of the moment, offering clear-eyed arguments to those who want to learn how to better fight social justice. Dillard’s story reflects maturity and understanding from someone who was forced to mature and understand too much too soon. Gives progressives everything they need to defend their views in an increasingly polarized public sphere . I think those who don't have too much of a theoretical knowledge to begin with may find this difficult.

This is a fascinating, pragmatic resource for those who want to make a difference but don’t know where to start. It provides clear philosophical arguments and reasoning to enable me articulate how systemic racism is dividing our society. Even though she was an adult, Jill’s parents and the show continued to expect more of the young couple. In Arguing for a Better World, philosopher Arianne Shahvisi draws on examples from everyday life to show us how to work through a set of thorny moral questions, equipping us to not only identify our positions but to carefully defend them. Without this baseline expectation of mutual regard, deliberative democracy wobbles on its axis, and I don’t have to tell you that there is an awful lot of wobbling going on right now.

Privilege is “advantage experienced by a set of people because of some feature of their identity that they have in common. The book and content are bite-sized but this is a book that you can re-read and come back to over and over again depending on the situation you are facing in life. This author equips everyone with basic tools to argue for social justice, provides basic answers to the most common challenges against social equality (explaining why it’s not sexist to say “Men are trash” or why it’s disingenuous to say “all lives matter” for example), and most importantly provides moral principles that illustrate the responsibility we as individuals have in tackling structural injustice. FIRST off, let’s acknowledge the irony in a male reviewer banging on about a book with chapter titles like “Where Does a Mansplainer Get His Water? Well written and thoughtful, I highly recommend this book especially if you're a person who has been looking for a way to ease into a rather heavy subject.

Drawing on Shahvisi’s work as a philosopher, and using live controversies, well-known case studies, and personal anecdotes, this audiobook reveals and analyses the power relations that shape our social world, and offers powerful ways to challenge them.

Arianne Shahvisi's book cuts through the noise with an eminently sensible discussion of key contemporary 'culture war' issues . Shahvisi attempts not ‘to be “objective” or “apolitical,” if such a thing were even possible,’ but to ‘make my reasoning clear enough that those who disagree with me will at least see where we part ways. Take a middle of the road approach (argues some combination is necessary yet doesn’t explicitly state any as what is actually being discussed which makes it inaccessible to individuals newer to the subject). Full disclosure: I note the author teaches philosophy at my old workplace, so affinity bias can’t be totally excluded. Which brings me to “Arguing for a Better World: How Philosophy Can Help Us Fight for Social Justice,” by British ethicist and philosopher Arianne Shahvisi.There are those who think regional accents hold people back (note how they describe them as “thick”) and that they should lose them. In Arguing for a Better World , philosopher Arianne Shahvisi shows us how to work through thorny moral questions by examining their parts in broad daylight, equipping us to not only identify our own positions but to defend them as well. Yes we should consider equality in a global context, disappointed by the lack of commitment to either culture change, policy change, or the dismantling of structures. A key to her falling out with her family was orchestrated by Jim Bob, who introduced her to missionary Derick Dillard. If we truly hope to participate in the political and moral quandaries of our time, Shahvisi argues, we need to be able to articulate our beliefs and values, and also why we believe them.

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