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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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Recreating climate of trust in experts essential for beating Covid-19

  • November 4, 2020
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A new article by PERITIA colleagues Maria Baghramian and Shane Bergin has been published in the Irish Times today. The op-ed calls for reassessing the role of expertise at these uncertain times, for joint efforts to “recreate a climate of trust in expertise”, in order to tackle current and future societal challenges like Covid-19. “The […]

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New PERITIA video: Why Trust Experts?

  • October 30, 2020
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We are happy to launch our new animation video “Why Trust Experts?“. Inspired by our principal investigator Maria Baghramian’s article “Trust in Experts: Why and Why Not”, the video invites everyone to reflect on the role of expertise in our daily lives.     We have all seen the key role played by experts in […]

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Who to trust on Covid-19? A PERITIA webinar at the Berlin Science Week

  • October 8, 2020
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We are happy to announce the PERITIA Webinar ‘Who to trust on Covid-19: When science advice gets “dirty” in the political mud’. The event will take place on 2 November (14:00-15:00 CET) and is part of the Berlin Science Week. The one-hour Q&A webinar will delve into the impact of this pandemic on trust in […]

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