Philosophy CEKAS Seminar: Prof Kathrin Glüer-Pagin (Stockholm)

Philosophy CEKAS Seminar: Prof Kathrin Glüer-Pagin (Stockholm)
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‘Reflections on Knowledge Resistance, Fact Polarization, and Motivated Reasoning’

Date- 30th March 2022, 3-4.30pm

Talk about knowledge or fact resistance and polarization is everywhere in public debate. Such talk often remains loose and metaphorical, yet aims at capturing something important and potentially dangerous. In this talk, I shall reflect on how to usefully understand the core phenomena of knowledge or fact resistance and polarization. I shall also look at one kind of psychological mechanism possibly underlying knowledge resistance: motivated reasoning. That politically motivated reasoning is one of the major factors explaining fact polarization is the currently dominant hypothesis, but things are complicated.

For more information and link to the talk, please contact Federico Luzzi: f.luzzi@abdn.ac.uk

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For more information and link to the talk, please contact Federico Luzzi: f.luzzi@abdn.ac.uk

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