Workshop Announcement: Epistemic Norms for the New Public Sphere

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: