How to Disagree: Negotiate difference in a divided world.

20 thought-provoking lessons

How to Disagree: Negotiate difference in a divided world.
Format: Paperback / softback, 160 Pages
ISBN: 9781781319345
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How can we disagree productively? 

Disagreements are a fact of life. Productive disagreements are a rarity. We find ourselves living in a divided world in which it’s increasingly difficult to have productive arguments.

In 20 thought-provoking discussions, philosophers Adam Ferner and Darren Chetty examine some of today’s most pressing debates in politics, society and education. Opening up conversations about conversation, they offer helpful ways to navigate personal and political conflicts.
  • Explore the myriad ways we engage with others.
  • Discover actionable means to encourage positive, helpful debate.
  • Learn why productive disagreement is essential.
  • Address the challenging topics that need conversation.

The author

Adam Ferner has worked in academic philosophy in France and the UK, as well as in schools, youth centres and other alternative learning spaces. He has written three books – Organisms and Personal Identity (Routledge, 2016), Think Differently (White Lion Publishing, 2018) and, with Nadia Mehdi and Zara Bain, Crash Course: Philosophy (Ivy, 2019)  – and has been published widely in philosophical and popular journals. Adam is an associate editor of the Forum’s Essays, and a member of the Changelings, a North London fiction collaboration.

Darren Chetty has published academic work on philosophy, education, racism, children’s literature and hip-hop culture.
He is a contributor to bestselling book The Good Immigrant (Unbound 2016), co-author of What Is Masculinity? Why Does It Matter? And Other Big Questions (Wayland 2019) and co-editor of Critical Philosophy of Race and Education (Routledge, 2019). Darren has been a teacher in primary schools, a teaching fellow at university and organised informal educational groups for young people and adults. He has led courses in ‘Philosophy for Children’ and is currently completing a PhD on the politics of philosophical inquiry with children.
Darren tweets at @rapclassroom

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Format: Paperback / softback, 160 Pages
ISBN: 9781781319345
Illustrations: Full colour graphics
Size: 5.906 in x 8.268 in / 150 mm x 210 mm