[SydPhil] CCD/CAVE Workshop: Conspiracy Theories, Delusions, and other 'troublesome' beliefs, 10-11 August, Macquarie
Centre for Agency, Values, and Ethics
arts.cave at mq.edu.au
Wed Aug 2 14:55:50 AEST 2017
The ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders (CCD) Belief Formation Program, and the Macquarie University Research Centre for Agency, Values, and Ethics (CAVE), are hosting a two-day interdisciplinary workshop at Macquarie University, entitled "Conspiracy theories, delusions and other 'troublesome' beliefs" on the 10 & 11 August 2017. Our goal is to bring together researchers from different disciplines to consider a range of 'sub-clinical' but still problematic beliefs, the psychological processes which underlie those beliefs, and any similarities and dissimilarities with delusional thinking processes. These include conspiracy theorizing, anti-vaccination sentiments, extreme or radical political beliefs, climate change denial, belief in an intrinsically just world (and associated victim-blaming), and so on. Speakers include: cognitive scientists working on misinformation, delusions, and motivated beliefs; social psychologists working on conspiracy theories and related factors; philosophers working on evidence and social trust; and health informatics researchers interested in the effects of anti-vaccine beliefs.
The program is available at mq.edu.au/cave/events.
Register here: http://www.ccd.edu.au/events/conferences/2017/conspiracytheories/index.php
Macquarie University Research Centre for Agency, Values and Ethics (CAVE)
Department of Philosophy
Sydney, NSW 2109, Australia
CAVE website: mq.edu.au/cave<http://cave.mq.edu.au>
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