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Democracy & Expertise: On Reasons to Mistrust

  • December 1, 2020
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Podcast with PERITIA’s Cathrine Holst on the relationship of trust, expertise, and democracy If the influence of experts on public debate means that the vaulues and experiences of different groups are not adequately reflected, we have a problem. Cathrine Holst How far should we rely on science to make political decisions? What makes a good […]

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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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PERITIA Webinar ‘Who to trust on Covid-19?’ at the Berlin Science Week

  • November 3, 2020
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On 2 November, leading researchers of the PERITIA project discussed questions on trust in science and expertise in the PERITIA webinar “Who to trust on Covid-19? When science advice gets ‘dirty’ in the political mud.” This post presents some of the issues that were discussed. Watch the full video recording here!    Trust and 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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PERITIA holds workshop on Social Indicators of Trust. Watch Online!

  • October 9, 2020
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Whom should we trust? How justified is it that status is taken as an indicator of trustworthiness? When is such epistemic trust rational? Why do people trust conspiracy theories? These were just some of the many questions discussed at the recent PERITIA online workshop “Social Indicators of Trust in Experts”. As a precursor of a […]

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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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Call for the IJPS PERITIA Essay Prize 2020 on Trust and Testimonial (In)Justice

  • September 18, 2020
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We are happy to present the International Journal of Philosophical Studies PERITIA Essay Prize 2020. The scholarly competition invites essays from all philosophical approaches to discuss ‘Trust and Testimonial (In)Justice’. The winner of the 2019 edition is the collaborative paper ‘Vulnerability in Social Epistemic Networks’. The word limit for the essays is 8000–10,000 words, including […]

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PERITIA at Research and Innovation Days

  • September 15, 2020
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Research and Innovation Days is only days away! The event, organised by the European Commission, brings together policymakers, researchers, entrepreneurs and the public to debate and shape the future of research and innovation in Europe and beyond. This year, the event will be fully virtual and takes place on 22-24 September.  PERITIA’s lead investigator Maria […]

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What is Good Policy?

  • September 10, 2020
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PERITIA’s Cathrine Holst co-leads new GOODPOL project on Political Morality, Feasibility, and Democracy. What should be the time limit for having an abortion? What is the best way to handle a pandemic, when weighing preventative measures up against children’s´ right to education? These are some of the questions Cathrine Holst (PERITIA) and Jakob Elster asked […]

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Book Club on “Cultural Evolution in the Digital Age” by Alberto Acerbi

  • September 4, 2020
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In July, PERITIA joined a Book Club devoted to discussing Alberto Acerbi’s book, ‘Cultural Evolution in the Digital Age’. Hosted by the International Cognition & Culture Institute, the Book Club page includes commentaries by Alex Mesoudi, Hugo Mercier, Mathieu Charbonneau, Olivier Morin, Pascal Boyer, Sacha Altay, Dan Sperper and Tiffany Morisseau, and finally Alberto’s response […]

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