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Democracy & Expertise: On Reasons to Mistrust

  • December 1, 2020
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Podcast with PERITIA’s Cathrine Holst on the relationship of trust, expertise, and democracy If the influence of experts on public debate means that the vaulues and experiences of different groups are not adequately reflected, we have a problem. Cathrine Holst How far should we rely on science to make political decisions? What makes a good […]

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PERITIA Webinar ‘Who to trust on Covid-19?’ at the Berlin Science Week

  • November 3, 2020
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On 2 November, leading researchers of the PERITIA project discussed questions on trust in science and expertise in the PERITIA webinar “Who to trust on Covid-19? When science advice gets ‘dirty’ in the political mud.” This post presents some of the issues that were discussed. Watch the full video recording here!    Trust and the […]

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PERITIA holds workshop on Social Indicators of Trust. Watch Online!

  • October 9, 2020
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Whom should we trust? How justified is it that status is taken as an indicator of trustworthiness? When is such epistemic trust rational? Why do people trust conspiracy theories? These were just some of the many questions discussed at the recent PERITIA online workshop “Social Indicators of Trust in Experts”. As a precursor of a […]

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What is Good Policy?

  • September 10, 2020
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PERITIA’s Cathrine Holst co-leads new GOODPOL project on Political Morality, Feasibility, and Democracy. What should be the time limit for having an abortion? What is the best way to handle a pandemic, when weighing preventative measures up against children’s´ right to education? These are some of the questions Cathrine Holst (PERITIA) and Jakob Elster asked […]

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Book Club on “Cultural Evolution in the Digital Age” by Alberto Acerbi

  • September 4, 2020
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In July, PERITIA joined a Book Club devoted to discussing Alberto Acerbi’s book, ‘Cultural Evolution in the Digital Age’. Hosted by the International Cognition & Culture Institute, the Book Club page includes commentaries by Alex Mesoudi, Hugo Mercier, Mathieu Charbonneau, Olivier Morin, Pascal Boyer, Sacha Altay, Dan Sperper and Tiffany Morisseau, and finally Alberto’s response […]

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[Extended Deadline: 15 Sep!] Trust in Expertise in a Changing Media Landscape

  • August 17, 2020
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International Conference Call for Abstracts Date: March 18-19, 2021 Location: Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BBAW), Berlin, Germany Keynotes: Prof Onora O’Neill (Cambridge), Prof Natali Helberger (Amsterdam), Prof Michael Latzer (Zurich), Prof Christoph Neuberger (Berlin) Organizers: Prof José van Dijck, Dr Donya Alinejad (Utrecht University) and Daniel Kaiser (ALLEA) See below for submission details! […]

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PERITIA represented in new project on science disinformation

  • August 10, 2020
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PERITIA is proud to be involved in a new ALLEA project tackling science disinformation in Europe. “Fact or Fake” will identify and discuss the root causes leading to science-averse attitudes in European countries, particularly focusing on disinformation campaigns on Covid-19, climate change, and vaccinations. The project is led by a scientific committee composed of a […]

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Handbook of Trust and Philosophy published

  • July 10, 2020
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What is Trust? – Whom to Trust? – How to trust in Knowledge, Science, and Technology? Those are the overarching questions in the recently published Routledge Handbook of Trust in Philosophy, edited by PERITIA Advisory Board member Judith Simon, Professor for Ethics in Information Technologies at the Universität Hamburg, Germany, and member of the German […]

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Welcome to PERITIA – First Newsletter Issue Published

  • July 1, 2020
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This morning, we proudly published the first issue of the PERITIA newsletter! Full of highlights from turbulent five project months, the newsletter introduces the project’s research agenda and provides an excellent selection of ongoing research, interviews, news articles, academic papers, podcasts, webinars, and much more, emphasizing three key questions of PERITIA that turned into global […]

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Paris Workshop on Social Indicators of Trust postponed to June 2021

  • June 10, 2020
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The Workshop “Social Indicators of Trust in Experts” had to be postponed due to the corona crisis. NEW DATE: 3-4 June 2021! The aim of this conference is to help understand what informal social indicators people use in order to evaluate the trustworthiness of experts. Among the informal social indicators there are emotions, gossip, authority, […]

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