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Discussing Trust in Science and Science Disinformation at #FSCC21

  • July 12, 2021
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In June, ALLEA, the European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities, and Wisschenschaft im Dialog (WID), the organization for Science Communication in Germany, hosted the Future of Science Communication Conference. The two-day event brought together European researchers and practitioners of science communication to discuss trends, findings and insights incorporating five major topics. One of which was trust in science, allowing […]

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Watch Michael Lynch on the Democratic Value of Truth

  • May 17, 2021
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Michael Lynch, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Connecticut, was the presenter of the third PERITIA Lecture. Hosted by the University College Dublin and the American University of Armenian, the event took place on 4 May and is part of the series [Un]Truths: Trust in an Age of Disinformation. Lynch is the director of […]

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Watch Quassim Cassam on Conspiracy Theories

  • May 8, 2021
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Quassim Cassam, Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Warwick University, was the second speaker of the PERITIA Lectures series [Un]Truths: Trust in an Age of Disinformation. In his presentation on 20 April, he unveiled the common misunderstandings of conspiracy theories among researchers, media and the general public, and argued for a stronger focus on […]

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Watch Naomi Oreskes on Trust in Science | PERITIA Lectures

  • April 14, 2021
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It is not enough to say “trust us, we are scientists”, claims Naomi Oreskes in the first talk of the PERITIA Lectures [Un]Truths: Trust in an Age of Disinformation. The series, which started on 6 April and continues next Tuesday, explores the concept of trust and truth in light of current events. You can now […]

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PERITIA Public Lectures on Trust in an Age of Disinformation

  • March 21, 2021
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PERITIA is launching a new online public lectures series entitled [Un]Truths: Trust in an Age of Disinformation. Hosted by the UCD Centre for Ethics in Public Life and the American University of Armenia, the events will bring together top scholars from the USA and Europe to discuss how truth and trust in science are being contested or challenged […]

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Deadline Extended for the ESSAY PRIZE on Trust and Testimonial (In)Justice

  • March 16, 2021
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The deadline for the International Journal of Philosophical Studies PERITIA Essay Prize 2020 has been extended to 26 March 2021. The scholarly competition invites essays from all philosophical approaches to discuss ‘Trust and Testimonial (In)Justice’. The word limit for the essays is 8000–10,000 words, including notes and references. The prize of €1000 is sponsored by UCD Centre for […]

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PERITIA at the Festival “How The Light Gets In”

  • February 16, 2021
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As part of the annual philosophy and music festival How The Light Gets In, PERITIA’s coordinator Maria Baghramian offered an in-depth interview to the Institute of Arts and Ideas about trust in a relative world. The six-part conversation encompasses an array of topics related to PERITIA’s work, from the philosophical link between relativism and trust […]

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Recognition, Vulnerability and Trust

  • February 16, 2021
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A new article by Danielle Petherbridge (University College Dublin) has been published in the International Journal of Philosophical Studies under the title Recognition, Vulnerability and Trust. This paper is part of PERITIA’s first phase focused on understanding the foundations of trust from social, philosophical, psychological and ethical perspectives. According to the abstract, the author “examines […]

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PERITIA celebrates its first anniversary

  • February 1, 2021
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PERITIA celebrates its first anniversary today! We would like to take this opportunity to look back on this extraordinary year in which public trust in expertise has been at the centre of so many conversations. Our team has dived into the understanding of the manifold challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic to trust in expertise-driven […]

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PERITIA Special Issue on Vulnerability and Trust

  • December 3, 2020
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A new Special Issue on Vulnerability and Trust led by UCD researchers Maria Baghramian, Danielle Petherbridge and Rowland Stout has been published in the International Journal of Philosophical Studies. The articles address issues arising from four aspects of the relationship between vulnerability and trust: how to characterize the affective nature of trust; how to explain […]

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