Monthly Archives: October 2022

A New Dark Age? Review Article on Trust in Environmental Science

  • October 25, 2022
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Is public trust in science eroding? Is this alleged crisis of trust in science a problem for democracy and good governance? A recently published review article by a group of 10 PERITIA researchers examines the alleged crisis of trust in environmental science and its impact on public opinion, policy decisions in the context of democratic […]

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Call for Abstracts: Rethinking Policy, Expertise and Trust

  • October 19, 2022
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PERITIA is calling for abstracts for the final research conference of the project. The conference will take place at University College Dublin on 23-25 March 2023, and will focus on the key themes of the project including but not limited to: The scope and nature of public trust and distrust The role of experts in […]

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2022 IJPS Robert Papazian and PERITIA Essay Prizes on Disagreement

  • October 19, 2022
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The International Journal of Philosophical Studies (IJPS) announces the 2022 call for the Robert Papazian and PERITIA Essay Prizes. The topic for the 2022 competition is “The Ethics and Politics of Disagreement”. The call is open to researchers from all philosophical approaches and will consist of two main prize categories, the annual Robert Papazian Prize […]

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Social Indicators of Trust in an Age of Informational Chaos

  • October 18, 2022
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How do we decide which experts to trust in digital and physical environments of too much information including false or misleading information? This central question of the PERITIA project is the focal point of a recently published Special Issue in the scientific journal Social Epistemology (A Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Policy). Edited by PERITIA […]

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New Book: Questioning Experts and Expertise

  • October 3, 2022
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A newly published book “Questioning Experts and Expertise” (Routledge) edited by PERITIA investigators Maria Baghramian and Carlo Martini presents research funded by PERITIA as well as some of the results of the Irish project When Experts Disagree (WEXD). It brings together philosophers, sociologists and policy experts to discuss the nature, scope and limitations of expert […]

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