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PERITIA  Public Lectures

[Un]Truths: Trust in an Age of Disinformation

        Hosted by:

 UCD Centre for Ethics in Public Life 


American University of Armenia Centre for Ethics in Public Affairs 

Series 2   

September 21 - November 16 2021. All lectures will be delivered online via Zoom, Tuesdays,  4-5 pm Dublin / London Time

Details of how to attend these lectures here

Åsa Wikforss (Stockholm University) "What is Knowledge Resistance?"  September 21 (postponed)


Maya J. Goldenberg (University of Guelph) "A War on Science? The Death of Expertise? Rethinking Vaccine Hesitancy" October 5


Stephan Lewandowsky (University of Bristol) "Technology and Democracy - Cognitive Pressure Points and Solutions" Octber 19


Philip Kitcher (Columbia University)  "Why is climate action so hard?" November 2


Sheila Jasanoff (Harvard Kennedy School)  TBA November 16


Series 1   

April 6 - June 1 2021

Naomi Oreskes (Harvard) "Trust in Science" April 6, https://histsci.fas.harvard.edu/people/naomi-oreskes

Quassim Cassam ( Warwick University)  "Misunderstanding Conspiracy Theories". April 20, https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/philosophy/people/cassam/

Michael Lynch (University of Connecticut)  "The Democratic Value of Truth". May 4, https://michael-lynch.philosophy.uconn.edu/#

Heather Douglas  (Michigan State University) on "Trustworthy Science".  May 18, https://philosophy.msu.edu/faculty-staff/heather-douglas/

Dan Sperber (Institut Jean Nicod) "Trust vs. Argument",  June 1, http://www.institutnicod.org/membres/membres-statutaires/sperber-dan/?lang=en 

Contact the Centre for Ethics in Public Life (CEPL)

CEPL, School of Philosophy, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
E: cepl@ucd.ie