Dupery by Design: Epistemology of Deceit in a Postdigital Era – 2021



Dupery by Design: The Epistemology of Deceit in a Postdigital Era and the critical role of Higher Education

EVENT: showcases a diverse collection of contributions by authors of the forthcoming edited book, Dupery by Design: Epistemology of Deceit in a Postdigital Era (MacKenzie, Rose & Bhatt, 2021, Springer – part of the PDSE book series),  will take part in this online event,  Hosted by: SHRE, UK.

Papers will tackle a number of critical issues in relation to the current crisis of trust and will lend theoretical and philosophical insight into how digital technologies interact with belief systems to achieve deception, and its related epistemic vices: lies, dupery, misinformation, disinformation, and ignorance. The event’s underscoring themes include:

  • How online platforms are designed to exploit particular vices such as close-mindedness, epistemic nihilism, insouciance, etc. and contribute to the power and dissemination of deception;
  • Deception: what is it? Is there anything peculiar about the times in which we live that should raise special concerns about the proliferation of fake news, lies, bullshit and other such vices online?
  • How do our individual and collective epistemologies interact with digital technologies to produce deceit?
  • How can we counter epistemic vices online, and protect ourselves and our institutions from their potentially baneful effects?
  • Can deception ever be justified? Is there anything to be learned from mass propaganda and deceit in other historical periods?

Discussants: Alison MacKenzie, Ibrar Bhatt, Jennifer Rose (Queen’s University Belfast)

Plenary speaker: Alison MacKenzie (Queen’s University Belfast)

Check out the link to read more about this event.

Network: Digital University
Date(s): Tuesday, 16 March 2021
Times: 14:00-16:30
Signup Deadline: Friday, 12 March 2021
Location: Online event, link will be provided
Lunch Provided: No
Spaces Left: Places available
Prices: Members: Free, Guests: Free

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