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Why Trust Raoult? New PERITIA Research Article

  • May 6, 2022
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A paper published in Social Epistemology last week by PERITIA researchers Ty Branch, Gloria Origgi and Tiffany Morisseau examines the rise to fame of Dr Didier Raoult, a French microbiologist, and his claims regarding the effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for Covid-19. By outlining the chain of events that led to these claims and […]

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Media, Trust, and Science in the Covid-19 Pandemic

  • April 8, 2022
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On 7-8 April, Donya Alinejad convened a PERITIA author workshop on the topic of Media, Trust, and Science in the Covid-19 pandemic, hosted by ALLEA, the European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities, in Berlin. The one day workshop featured several presentations of papers for a Special Issue in the Journal of Digital Social […]

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PERITIA at Science Advice Under Pressure Conference

  • March 21, 2022
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Science advice must deliver fast. But this challenge puts science for policy under pressure. It must be clear and direct, even when the evidence is complex, incomplete, uncertain and controversial. It must maintain the highest standards of independence, even while working closely with policymakers. It must stay true to the values of science in a […]

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[Deadline Extended!] Call for Abstracts: The Ethics of Trust and Expertise

  • March 15, 2022
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International Conference Call for Abstracts Date: May 31 – June 1, 2022 Location: American University of Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia Keynotes: Åsa Wikforss (University of Stockholm); Paul Boghossian (NYU); Lynne Tirrell (University of Connecticut); more to be announced. Organizers: American University of Armenia & Centre for Ethics in Public Life, University College Dublin, Ireland See below […]

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Testimonial Injustice and Trust — A PERITIA Special Issue

  • December 9, 2021
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Should we simply trust what people or institutions say? Which values should be at play when assessing the words of others? Are experts or testifiers vulnerable against their own audiences? What if we wrongly discredit testimonies? Can we make sure that testimonies are accessible to vulnerable audiences? What strategies can help us to create testimonially […]

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Recognising Expertise – A Conversation with Dr Carlo Martini

  • November 1, 2021
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PERITIA investigator Dr Carlo Martini was invited to The Words Matter Podcast with Dr Oliver Thomson for two episodes on “Recognising Expertise”. The first episode (#53 “What makes an expert?”) discusses the nature of expertise and the different conceptions of it, its purpose and function, the distinction between genuine and bogus or pseudo expertise, attributes […]

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Science and Expert Advice in Armenia’s Policy Decisions

  • October 25, 2021
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Have you observed or studied how scientific and expert advice is used in public policy in Armenia? Then you are invited to submit a paper for a forthcoming publication by AUA as part of the PERITIA project on the topic “Science and Expert Advice in Armenia’s Policy Decisions: Multidimensional Examination”. Papers can be authored by […]

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Controversial Scientific Information & Hydroxychloroquine in France

  • October 20, 2021
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“Although people generally aim at getting a fair representation of reality, accuracy about scientific issues only matters to the extent that individuals perceive it as useful to achieve their own goals.” This is what Tiffany Morisseau, Ty Branch and Gloria Origgi from the PERITIA team (Work Packages 5 & 6) argue in a recently published […]

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José van Dijck Awarded with Spinoza Prize

  • September 6, 2021
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PERITIA investigator José van Dijck has been awarded with the prestigious 2021 Spinoza Prize. As announced last week by the Dutch Research Council (NWO), she is one of four prize winners and the only one with a background in the Social Sciences and Humanities. According to the Spinoza Committee, José van Dijck’s “career has paralleled […]

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New Members Appointed to the PERITIA Advisory Board

  • August 25, 2021
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PERITIA is proud to welcome three new outstanding members to its Advisory Board: Heather Douglas, Professor of Philosophy at Michigan State University, Stephan Lewandowsky, Professor of Cognitive Science at the University of Bristol, and Stathis Psillos, Professor of Philosophy of Science and Metaphysics at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. The PERITIA Advisory Board […]

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