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Rebooting the Enlightenment in the Age of Trump

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The Commonwealth Club

110 The Embarcadero

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Caroline Winterer, Professor of History and, by Courtesy, of Classics, Stanford University; Anthony P. Meier Family Professor in the Humanities; Director, Stanford Humanities Center
Mark Peterson, Chairman, Department of History at UC Berkeley
Peter Dale Scott, Author, The American Deep State

Monday Night Philosophy considers the variety of ways scholars are, or should be, responding to the gradual shift in norms in public discourse that social media has wrought—a shift that sped up the day Donald Trump announced that he was running for president in June 2015. Standards that have been taken for granted for many decades, with rare breaches proving the unwritten rule, seem to have disappeared overnight. Hear our panel discuss how enlightenment values might regain the upper hand, resulting in political leaders who at least nominally favor rational discussion, facts, scientific explanations and social policies devoted to the greater good.

Location: 110 The Embarcadero, San Francisco
Time: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. program
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Humanities
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George Hammond
Notes: In association with Humanities West

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