Partisanship and Form Beliefs – Discussion

discuss how one can overcome partisanship and form beliefs more objectively

Overcoming partisanship. To begin with in Part II of the assignment, you will think about how one can combat partisan tendencies.  In addition specifically how partisanship can affect someone’s engagement with media and authorities. And also how a good critical thinker will debias themselves and engage with media. Consequently your Part II essay must be, at least, 1,200 words (do not write significantly more than this).  In Part II of the assignment, you will be thinking about how the media sources someone selects and the authorities they choose to trust can harden partisanship and further negatively impact one’s ability to form true beliefs. In this section, you are beginning to discuss how one can overcome partisanship and finally form beliefs more objectively.

Further Description- Partisanship

The second half of “Echo Chambers and Epistemic Bubbles ” will help inform your essay, along with the articles below. First, I want you to watch the video “The moral roots of liberal and conservatives (Links to an external site.)” and read (and take careful notes on) .“The Moral Stereotypes of Liberals and Conservatives: Exaggeration of Differences across the Political Spectrum. ” These resources demonstrate thinking outside of the echo chamber and epistemic bubble [For what it is worth, I don’t actually agree with several of the conclusions made, but I still think they are good examples of non-bias thinking]. Next, you will watch the videos, “Media and the Mind ( there are Links to an external site.),” “The Dark(er) Side of Media ( this Links to an external site.),” “Media Skills (Also links to an external site.),” and also “Future Literacies (Links to an external site.).”

Take notes on these videos about partisanship, as they provide background on one of the issues at the heart of this part of the assignment.  After reflecting on all of the sources above, carefully read and take detailed notes on “False Polarization: Debiasing as Applied Social Epistemology .”

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