14
Nov

Irish Research Council celebrates Science Week 2017

To mark Science Week 2017, the Council are highlighting topical questions that its funded researchers are finding answers to by lighting up the well-known Dublin City Council Building on Dame Street with a series of light projections. The light projections will be switched on from 5pm to midnight every day from Monday, 13 November to...
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12
Oct

Methods Under The Microscope: A Workshop

October 27, 2017 UCD Humanities Institute, University College Dublin This workshop explores philosophical perspectives on methodology and methodological diversity. What can philosophers learn from the methods of other disciplines? Is the analytic/continental divide a methodological divide? In what ways should philosophers be accountable to empirical facts? And do philosophers have genuine expertise in their own...
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9
Sep

UCD Ulysses Medal for Philosopher Onora O’Neill

Pictured above: UCD President Professor Andrew J. Deeks presents the Ulysses medal to Baroness Onora O’Neil; and below, Professor Maria Baghramian, UCD School of Philosophy, and Baroness O’Neill at UCD Baroness Onora O’Neill, who has dedicated her career to investigating trust and justice in public life, has been awarded the UCD Ulysses Medal by University College Dublin....
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30
Aug

‘Trust’ Speaker Preview: Onora O’Neill

Article courtesy of the Irish Times Onora O’Neill: ‘We have some very skilful faking going on’ It’s getting harder to distinguish between truth and lies but ‘people can learn to make better judgements’ about who to trust, says the Northern Irish philosopher Joe Humphreys Those opposed to Brexit, in looking for an explanation of the...
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30
Aug

‘Trust’ Speaker Preview: Cormac Ó Raifeartaigh

Article courtesy of the Irish Times A question of trust in science How can policy-makers discern between genuine disagreement among experts and false uncertainties raised by commercial interests? Last week’s solar eclipse generated unprecedented public interest in the skies above us. One reason was that the path of the eclipse fell across a large swathe...
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30
Aug

‘Trust’ Speaker Preview: Patrick Honohan

Article courtesy of the Irish Times Patrick Honohan: How the banks can regain our trust Banks must be seen to be competent, reliable and acting with integrity Patrick Honohan (writing for the Irish Times) Just a few weeks ago eyebrows were raised in Central Bank circles when an archivist at the Bank of England rediscovered a long-kept...
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28
Jul

Trust, Expert Opinion and Policy

A multidisciplinary conference investigating questions of trust in and thetrustworthiness of expert opinion O’Brien Science Centre University College Dublin August 31-September 2, 2017 The conference is generously supported by     
27
Jun

Disagreement in Science and Beyond

Programme Day 1: Monday July 3 9.30-10.20 Paul Boghossian (New York University) Normative relativism and disagreement 10.20-11.10 Adam Carter (University of Glasgow) Archimedean Metanorms 11.10-11.30 Coffee Break 11.30-12.20 Nick Hughes (UCD School of Philosophy, IRC Postdoctoral Fellow) A Dilemmic Approach to the Epistemology of Disagreement 12.20-1.10 Huw Price (University of Cambridge and CSER) My Dinner with Andrea –...
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7
Jun

Artists as Experts

“It takes a lifetime to know a field” — Patrick Kavanagh The social role of artists, now as in the past, entrusts them with tasks which involve a large measure of discretion. In other words, their role requires judgement and discernment, and they are granted a measure of liberty and license to carry out the...
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