The Epistemology of Science Communication: New Directions

September 22, 2023 - September 23, 2023
Applied Epistemology Project, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill
United States

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Arizona State University
Georgia Institute of Technology
University of Washington
University of Liverpool
University of California, Irvine
William Sandoval
University of California, Los Angeles
Dannagal Young
University of Delaware


Arizona State University
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

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In an age of widespread narratives about public distrust of scientific experts, researchers across the social sciences and philosophy have investigated how to enhance public trust in science and how to communicate scientific findings more effectively. But there are a range of normative epistemological questions underlying these discussions on which the literature is still nascent. Are there conditions under which distrust of scientific experts is rational? What institutional processes (e.g., peer review, evaluation of research, and open access) would make scientific work more worthy of public trust? How, if at all, should laypeople without scientific training approach the consumption of scientific research? This workshop will aim to explore these and related questions with a group of scholars across disciplines such as philosophy, psychology, education, and communication), and to crystallize an agenda for the epistemology of science communication.

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