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What if you could walk to peace?
by Rob Peeler published Feb 13, 2017
Outward Bound Center for Peacebuilding and Penn State University invite you to attend a workshop. Experiential Peacebuilding is an approach that applies experiential learning or "learning by doing and reflecting" to the challenge of building relationships between people on different sides of conflict. The theory behind this work is that the experiential learning can build common language, accelerate trust and facilitate positive experiences among adversaries. The workshop will offer participants a unique opportunity to explore this approach and consider its application as a powerful tool for creating transformational experiences for individuals and groups.
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Making Good: Can We Realize Our Moral Aspirations?
by Rob Peeler published Dec 20, 2016 last modified Feb 02, 2017 08:59 AM
Is moral improvement possible? If so, how? Recently, philosophers have suggested that virtue is a skill that can be acquired much as skills in other areas, like chess and music, are acquired. Philosophical proponents of this “skill analogy,” unfortunately, have paid limited attention to the science of human performance, science which may illuminate pathways and impediments to moral development. Here, I canvass some of the science, and assess some prospects for moral improvement.
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