Ignorance and Irrationality in Politics
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The workshop will explore two issues: the extent and causes of citizen ignorance, and whether (and in what ways) belief formation in politics is epistemically irrational, even if it may reflect instrumental rationality on the part of citizens.
MONDAY JUNE 10
1:00pm - 2:30pm: PUBLIC IRRATIONALITY AND EPISTEMIC PATERNALISM
Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Liverpool
2:45pm - 4:15pm: DEMOCRACY AND POLITICAL IGNORANCE
Professor of Law at George Mason University
4:30pm - 6:00pm: SCIENCE FUNDING AND THE MAKING OF IGNORANCE
Supernumerary Fellow in Politics at St. John’s, Oxford
TUESDAY JUNE 11
10am - 11:30am: FEELING DISCOMFORT: ACTIVE IGNORANCE AND ANGER
Professor of Philosophy at the University of Cardiff
11:45am - 1:15pm: EVIDENTIALISM AND POLITICAL POLARIZATION
Emily Colleen McWilliams
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Duke Kunshan
2:30pm - 4pm: EMPATHETIC UNDERSTANDING AND DELIBERATIVE DEMOCRACY
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Nottingham
4:15pm - 5:45pm: THE PERILS OF PERCEPTION: SYSTEMIC DRIVERS OF MISPERCEPTIONS
Director of the Policy Institute, King’s College London
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