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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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Youth on Trust Awards

Launch of PERITIA Youth on Trust Awards

  • October 12, 2021
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In collaboration with the Irish Young Philosophers Awards, PERITIA is launching the European Youth on Trust Awards. The competition invites students from across Europe to share their views in a forum where their voices can be heard on the topic of trust in our social and political life.       Students, from 13 to […]

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Why Is Climate Action So Hard? PERITIA at the Berlin Science Week

  • October 8, 2021
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PERITIA is happy to participate one more year in the Berlin Science Week, the biggest science festival in the capital of Germany. This time, we will contribute to the event with an online lecture of our series of Public Lectures [Un]Truths: Trust in an Age of Disinformation. Philosopher Philip Kitcher (University of Columbia) will be […]

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Call for the 2021 IJPS Robert Papazian Essay Prizes on Ethics and Emotions

  • September 27, 2021
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The International Journal of Philosophical Studies (IJPS) has announced the 2021 call for the Robert Papazian Essay Prizes. The topic for the 2021 competition is “Ethics and the Emotions”. The call is open to researchers from all philosophical approaches and will consist of two main prize categories, the annual Robert Papazian Prize Essays in Ethics […]

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Winners of IJPS Robert Papazian and PERITIA Essay Prizes

  • September 27, 2021
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We are happy to announce the winners of the 2020 Robert Papazian and PERITIA Prizes. The essay competition is a joint initiative led by the UCD Centre for Ethics in Public Life in collaboration with the International Journal of Philosophical Studies (IJPS) and the Robert Papazian Prize. The Robert Papazian awardee is Charlotte Knowles (University of […]

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Registration Is Open for Second Part of PERITIA Lectures

  • September 9, 2021
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The second part of the PERITIA Lectures is about to start. Hosted by the UCD Centre for Ethics in Public Life and the American University of Armenia, the series [Un]Truths: Trust in an Age of Disinformation explores the concept of trust and truth in light of current events. The lectures start on 21 September and will run every […]

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Governing “Big Tech” in a European, Trustworthy Way – New PERITIA Special Issue

  • September 9, 2021
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We are all living in a world flooded by online information, fast messaging, and app notifications interrupting our train of thoughts. We get shocked by intrusive targeted advertisement or hear stories about Twitter “troll factories” or geopolitical battles ignited by cell phone producers. What is all this about? Who governs this tangled mix of daily […]

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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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Watch Dan Sperber on Trust versus Argument

  • August 19, 2021
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Professor Dan Sperber joined the PERITIA Lectures last June to discuss the relation of trust versus argument and epistemic vigilance in the fifth talk of the online series “[Un]Truths: Trust in an Age of Disinformation”. Sperber is a philosopher and social and cognitive scientist, researcher at the Institut Jean Nicod in Paris and professor in […]

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