[SydPhil] ACHEEV Seminar: Causal and Moral Thinking in the Pandemic, Micah Goldwater, Thurs 17 May
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Thu May 12 12:45:08 AEST 2022
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You are invited to the ACHEEV seminar:
CAUSAL AND MORAL THINKING IN THE PANDEMIC
Dr Micah Goldwater, School of Psychology, University of Sydney.
When: 11am Sydney time, Tuesday 17 May
Where: Online – please register here
The pandemic offered a novel opportunity to evaluate cognitive
psychological theories about how people reason about cause and effect (for
example, how viruses spread), and how they update their mental models with
new information. The pandemic further revealed competing moral and
normative frameworks for how society should respond to a public health
threat. However, public debate about the pandemic response seemed to be
conflating causal claims (e.g., how to stop the spread of the virus) with
normative claims (e.g., should we stop the spread of the virus).
In this talk, Dr Goldwater will present research about
1. the “purely cognitive,” i.e., how people conceive of viral spread (and
why that matters),
2. moral and normative thinking about pandemic responses, and
3. some ways to distinguish the two.
This talk is presented by the Australian Centre for Health Engagement,
Evidence and Values (ACHEEV), School of Health and Society, University of
*Dr. Yves Saint James C. Aquino, MD, PhD*
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Australian Centre for Health Engagement, Evidence and Values
University of Wollongong, New South Wales, *Australia*
UOW Scholars Page <https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/kzo7CD1vlpTB3LkqYilXaPq?domain=scholars.uow.edu.au>
Recent publication: Aquino, Y.S.J., Rogers, W.A., Scully, J.L. et al.
Ethical Guidance for Hard Decisions: A Critical Review of Early
International COVID-19 ICU Triage Guidelines. Health Care Anal (2021).
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