What to Believe in Uncertain Times?

What to Believe in Uncertain Times?

"What to Believe in Uncertain Times?" is the latest installment of Big Questions, presented by the Notre Dame Alumni Association. As we get closer and closer to the 2020 election — and the first presidential debate held at Notre Dame — competing information, even misinformation is everywhere. "What to Believe in Uncertain Times?" is designed to help you learn how to constructively debate, positively make arguments, and change or confirm your own beliefs as you find the truth. This four-part, digital micro-course, led by Dr. Paul Blaschko, uses short videos, recommended readings, and interactive worksheets to help you sort through the noise and navigate uncertain times.

Series Description

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Video 1 minute Meet the Instructor Paul Blaschko
Video 5 minutes Lecture 1: Refusing to Believe Paul Blaschko
Article 3 minutes Is Skepticism an Answer? Paul Blaschko
Video 2 minutes Applying the Concepts: Skepticism and Politics Paul Blaschko
Video 2 minutes Activity: The Skepticism Assessment Paul Blaschko
Article 1 minute Additional Resources Paul Blaschko
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Video 4 minutes Lecture 2: Having Better Arguments Paul Blaschko
Article 2 minutes Arguments are Everywhere Paul Blaschko
Video 3 minutes Applying the Concepts: A Recipe for Better Arguments Paul Blaschko
Video 2 minutes Activity: The Argument Game Paul Blaschko
Article 1 minute Additional Resources Paul Blaschko
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Video 5 minutes Lecture 3: When Can You Believe "Beyond the Evidence" Paul Blaschko
Article 2 minutes Faith and Innovation Paul Blaschko
Video 3 minutes Applying the Concepts: Faith or Fraud? Paul Blaschko
Video 2 minutes Activity: Betting on the Truth Paul Blaschko
Article 1 minute Additional Resources Paul Blaschko
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Video 5 minutes Lecture 4: Forming Beliefs In a Social World Paul Blaschko
Article 3 minutes Why Disagreement Matters Paul Blaschko
Video 3 minutes Applying the Concepts: How to Avoid an Echo Chamber Paul Blaschko
Video 2 minutes Activity: The Disagreement Test Paul Blaschko
Article 1 minute Congratulations! Paul Blaschko
Article 1 minute Reflection/Discussion Questions
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