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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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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22
Apr

Expertise and Expert Knowledge

A workshop hosted by “The Trinity of Policy-Making”  and “When Experts Disagree” Research Projects May 29 and 30, 2017 University College Dublin Venue: UCD Sutherland School of Law,  Room L143   Programme Day 1:  May 29 9.00-9.30 Registration 9.30 Jennifer Lackey (Northwestern University) “Experts and Peer Disagreement” 10.15 Martin Hinton (University of Łódź) “Why the Fence...
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20
Apr

Risk & The Culture of Science

Risk & The Culture of Science Friday the 28th – Sunday the 30th of April 2017 The Junior Parlour & OCR Trinity College Many scientists have expressed concern about potential catastrophic risks associated with powerful new technologies. But expressing concern is one thing, identifying serious candidates another. By definition, such risks will be novel, rare...
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28
Mar

On Testimony: A Workshop with Professor Elizabeth Fricker

On Testimony: A Workshop with Professor Elizabeth Fricker Organised by When Experts Disagree Research Project and UCD School of Philosophy March 31, 2017 10.00am –6.15pm UCD Humanities Institute, Belfield, Dublin 4 Directions Programme 10. 00-11.15  Elizabeth Fricker (Magdalen College, Oxford) “Norms, Constitutive and Social, and Assertion” 11.15.11.30 Coffee Break 11.30- 12.30 Edward Nettel (UCD School of...
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