We are compiling reports on each of our project workshops to show non-philosophers how philosophy can help us think clearly about social media. In this first report we discuss the themes that emerged at a workshop which invited philosophers working on epistemology – the study of knowledge – to apply their work to issues in social media.
A write up of our first Epistemic Norms for the New Public Sphere workshop has been published over at Imperfect Cognitions.
19 September 2019 | University of Warwick, Occulus Building Room 1.09
This event is hosted by the AHRC-funded project Norms for the New Public Sphere, which brings together academic philosophers with media scholars, activists and professionals in order to investigate the opportunities and challenges that new social media pose for the public sphere. This first workshop will focus on the epistemic norms that can enable a public sphere to flourish.
9:30 am Coffee / Tea
10 – 11:15: Alessandra Tanesini, Cardiff
Bellicose Debates: Arrogant and Liberatory Anger On and Off-line
11:15 – 12:30: Jennifer Lackey, Northwestern
Echo Chambers, Fake News, and Social Epistemology
12:30 – 1:30 Lunch
1:30 – 2:45: Quassim Cassam, Warwick
Post-Truth, Lies, and Strategic Bullshit
2:45 – 3:00: Coffee / Tea
3 – 4:15: Alex Worsnip, UNC Chapel Hill
Deference and Democratic Citizenship
4:15 – 5:30: Michael Hannon, Nottingham
Political Disagreement or Partisan Badmouthing?
Places are limited, so please register in advance if you wish to attend. To register, or for further information (including accessibility information), please contact Natalie Alana Ashton: firstname.lastname@example.org.