[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

Hi all,

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

All welcome!


Macquarie University Research Centre for Agency, Values and Ethics (CAVE)
Department of Philosophy
Macquarie University
Sydney, NSW 2109, Australia
CAVE website: mq.edu.au/cave<http://cave.mq.edu.au>

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