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Workshop: Epistemic Norms for the New Public Sphere

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Location: Room 1.09, Oculus Building

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 foster a public sphere in which democracy can flourish.

Programme:

09:30 - Welcome (tea and coffee)

10:00-11:15 - 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 - Break

3:00-4:15 - Alex Worsnip (UNC Chapel Hill) - 'Deference and Democratic Citizenship'

4:15-5:30 - Michael Hannon (Nottingham) - 'Political Disagreement or Partisan Badmouthing?'

Drinks and Dinner

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