This book examines the concept of civility and the conditions of civil disagreement in politics and education. Although many assume that civility is merely polite behavior, it functions to aid rational discourse. Building on this basic assumption, the book offers multiple accounts of civility and its contribution to citizenship, deliberative democracy, and education from Eastern and Western as well as classic and modern perspectives. Given that civility is essential to all aspects of public life, it is important to address how civility may be taught. While much of the book is theoretical, contributors also apply theory to practice, offering concrete methods for teaching civility at the high school and collegiate levels.

part |61 pages

The Problems of Civility and Incivility

chapter |20 pages

Debunking Three Myths about Civility

ByTimothy C. Shiell

chapter |21 pages

Epistemic Peers and Civil Disagreement

ByKristin Schaupp

chapter |18 pages

“Fuck You” and Other Salutations

Incivility as a Collective Action Problem
ByMark Kingwell

part |54 pages

Accounts of Civility

chapter |15 pages

Communication and Civility

ByMegan J. Laverty

chapter |19 pages

An Aristotelian Account of Civility

ByHoward J. Curzer

chapter |18 pages

Civility and Magnanimity

ByAndrew Terjesen

part |72 pages

Expanding Accounts

chapter |13 pages

Filial Piety as a Path to Civility

The Confucian Project
ByKam-por Yu

chapter |22 pages

Neither Morality Nor Law

Ritual Propriety as Confucian Civility
ByStephen C. Angle

chapter |17 pages

Civility as a Condition of Citizenship

ByAlan Tomhave

chapter |18 pages

Civility, Impartiality, and Cosmopolitanism

ByLaura Arcila Villa

part |67 pages

Teaching Civility

chapter |16 pages

Civility, Citizenship, and the Limits of Schooling

ByHarry Brighouse

chapter |14 pages

Civility as Democratic Civic Virtue

ByRobert F. Ladenson

chapter |16 pages

Competition in the Classroom

An Ideal for Civility
ByPaul Gaffney