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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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Gloria Origgi Explores Trust in Science in the UNESCO Podcast ‘The Policy Nerd’

  • April 21, 2022
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PERITIA researcher Gloria Origgi, philosopher and Director of Research at the CNRS in Paris, participated in the latest episode of the podcast ‘The Policy Nerd’, organised by the UNESCO Inclusive Policy Lab and hosted by UNESCO’s expert Iulia Sevciuc. The discussion explores how science is a form of power and the role of public trust […]

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Lateral Reading and Monetary Incentives to Spot Disinformation about Science

  • April 11, 2022
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Disinformation about scientific findings has become a pressing issue during the Covid-19 pandemic. The spread of false information about vaccines or medical treatments has led to enormous economic and public health burdens. Researchers, journalists, policymakers and other practitioners are working together to find practical strategies to tackle disinformation and help online users recognise false contents. […]

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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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New Book by Onora O’Neill on the Ethics of Online Communication

  • February 28, 2022
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Onora O’Neill, Philosopher and Chair of the PERITIA Board, has published A Philosopher Looks at Digital Communication, by Cambridge University Press. The book explores the impact of digital technologies on communication and advocates for a new ethics of communication that focuses on listeners, readers, browsers and audiences as well as originators.  An article published at […]

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Youth on Trust Awards

PERITIA Youth on Trust Awards – Deadline Extended to 28 March

  • February 22, 2022
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In collaboration with the Irish Young Philosophers Awards, PERITIA is organising 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. The deadline for submissions has been extended to 28 March. […]

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10 Highlights from PERITIA’s Research in 2021

  • December 16, 2021
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As 2021 comes to an end, we look back on a year of research, events and engagement in PERITIA. We have selected 10 highlights from these past months, from scientific conferences, articles to panel discussions and interviews. We hope this selection helps to build a more comprehensive understanding of the prospects of trust in science […]

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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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