Logic, Epistemology and Metaphysics Seminar

Logic, Epistemology and Metaphysics Seminar
13 November 2018, 4.00pm - 6.00pm
Gordon Room, G34, Ground Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

Speaker: Eric Mandelbaum, CUNY

Title: Epistemic Chaos

Propaganda is all around us, and has been for a long, long time.  As such, it might seem like the current scare about propaganda is a bit of a parochial moral panic. In this talk I address two questions: 1) Is propaganda inherently bad, so bad that we shouldn't engage in it? And 2) Is the problem of propaganda getting worse? I bring relevant results from cognitive science--both classic and brand new--to bear on these questions, which turn out to be intimately related. In the end, I suggest that we are in a particularly peculiar moment, one that is truly different than any other in history and causes a special type of sui generis Epistemic Chaos

The Centre for Logic and Language hosts a regular seminar series - the Logic, Epistemology and Metaphysics Forum (LEM). The forum generally meets fortnightly in term time.


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