Trustworthy Groups and Institutions

December 3, 2014, 12:00am - 2:00am
University of Graz


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We kindly invite you to the series of lectures WOMEN IN PHILOSOPHY:

SPEAKER:   Katherine Hawley (St Andrews): "Trustworthy Groups and Institutions"
DATE:        December 03, 6pm-8pm
VENUE:      Room 09.51, Department of Philosophy, University of Graz

We speak colloquially of trusting or distrusting groups (of various kinds) and institutions: people over the age of thirty, bankers, the government, the Warren Commission, the New York Times, the IMF. Such talk is central to public debate about trust and trustworthiness, whilst questions about the relationship between inter-personal and inter-group trust are central to research on trust in politics and international relations. In this paper, I draw upon recent literature in the epistemology of groups, developing an account of trustworthiness for such entities which encompasses both practical and epistemic trustworthiness.

WOMEN IN PHILOSOPHY is a series of lectures organized by the Philosophy Department at the University of Graz. The series is sponsored by two prizes awarded to the Philosophy Department in Graz for having supported women in recent years. The objectives of the series are to promote philosophy in Graz and to narrow the gender gap in the  profession. The events will bring some of the world's leading philosophers and thereby facilitate the contact of students and faculty with internationally acclaimed women philosophers.

UPCOMING LECTURES (Spring and Fall 2015):
-      Christine KORSGAARD (Harvard)
-      Sally HASLANGER (MIT)
-      Barbara HERMAN (UCLA)

Attendance is free and everybody is welcome!

For further information please contact the organizers:

Cristina Borgoni: cristina.borgoni-goncalves(at)
Martina Fuerst: martina.fuerst(at)
Sonja Rinofner: sonja.rinofner(at)
Amelie Stuart: amelie.stuart(at)

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