Philosopher Wins €3 Million Grant for Project on Public Trust in Expert Opinion

Maria Baghramian, Head of the School of Philosophy at University College Dublin, has won a €3 million (approximately US$3.3 million) grant for three-year research project on “the role of science in policy decision making and the conditions under which people should trust and rely on expert opinion that shapes public policy.” The project, “Policy, Expertise and...
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The ALLEA working group on Trust, Truth an Expertise publishes three working papers on Trust in Science

Members of the Working Group Truth, Trust and Expertise Baroness Onora O’Neill (Co-Chair) – British Academy and Royal Society Ed Noort (Co-Chair) – Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) Maria Baghramian – Royal Irish Academy José van Dijck- Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) Luke Drury – Royal Irish Academy (RIA)...
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Interview: Maria Baghramian on the topic of “Truth, Trust and Expertise”

From doubting the truth to putting Truth into question: Post-truth and the loss of faith in experts. With Maria Baghramian Interviewed by Dr Fabio Gironi, Institute of Philosophy, University of Potsdam for the magazine  il Tascabile (see here for original Italian version: http://www.iltascabile.com/societa/la-verita-in-dubbio) Q: Every philosophical movement needs to be placed in its historical and social context. It...
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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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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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