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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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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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[Extended Deadline: 15 Sep!] Trust in Expertise in a Changing Media Landscape

  • August 17, 2020
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International Conference Call for Abstracts Date: March 18-19, 2021 Location: Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BBAW), Berlin, Germany Keynotes: Prof Onora O’Neill (Cambridge), Prof Natali Helberger (Amsterdam), Prof Michael Latzer (Zurich), Prof Christoph Neuberger (Berlin) Organizers: Prof José van Dijck, Dr Donya Alinejad (Utrecht University) and Daniel Kaiser (ALLEA) See below for submission details! […]

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PERITIA represented in new project on science disinformation

  • August 10, 2020
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PERITIA is proud to be involved in a new ALLEA project tackling science disinformation in Europe. “Fact or Fake” will identify and discuss the root causes leading to science-averse attitudes in European countries, particularly focusing on disinformation campaigns on Covid-19, climate change, and vaccinations. The project is led by a scientific committee composed of a […]

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What drives public trust in science-based policies?

  • July 13, 2020
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PERITIA has been featured on a story and a series of interviews on the European Science Media Hub, the service of the European Parliament that brings journalists, scientists and policymakers together. The article presents the key questions of PERITIA’s research and considers its connections to the COVID-19 pandemic. “We live in complex times. Times when […]

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Handbook of Trust and Philosophy published

  • July 10, 2020
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What is Trust? – Whom to Trust? – How to trust in Knowledge, Science, and Technology? Those are the overarching questions in the recently published Routledge Handbook of Trust in Philosophy, edited by PERITIA Advisory Board member Judith Simon, Professor for Ethics in Information Technologies at the Universität Hamburg, Germany, and member of the German […]

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Welcome to PERITIA – First Newsletter Issue Published

  • July 1, 2020
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This morning, we proudly published the first issue of the PERITIA newsletter! Full of highlights from turbulent five project months, the newsletter introduces the project’s research agenda and provides an excellent selection of ongoing research, interviews, news articles, academic papers, podcasts, webinars, and much more, emphasizing three key questions of PERITIA that turned into global […]

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Paris Workshop on Social Indicators of Trust postponed to June 2021

  • June 10, 2020
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The Workshop “Social Indicators of Trust in Experts” had to be postponed due to the corona crisis. NEW DATE: 3-4 June 2021! The aim of this conference is to help understand what informal social indicators people use in order to evaluate the trustworthiness of experts. Among the informal social indicators there are emotions, gossip, authority, […]

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PERITIA’s new look and features

  • May 27, 2020
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PERITIA – Policy, Expertise and Trust – has revamped its online presence with a new look and added features. Our objective is to be a highly informative, balanced and constantly updated source for anyone who is interested in the relationship of policy, expertise and trust. The project website as well as Twitter and Facebook channels […]

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