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The Philosophy of Fake News
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4/17/2019
When: Wednesday, April 17
7–9 p.m.
Where: Simon Fraser University, Morris Wosk Centre for Dialogue, Asia Pacific Hall
580 W Hastings St
Vancouver, British Columbia  V6B 5K3
Canada

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APA Public Session: Philosophy of Fake News. Part of the SFU Public Square summit: Confronting the Disinformation Age.

What is it exactly? How bad is it? And what can we do about it? Three philosophers grapple with how disinformation works and poses a serious threat to our democratic institutions. Join the discussion.

This is a free event, open to the public.

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Panel

Endre Begby

Endre Begby

Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, Simon Fraser University

Endre Begby has wide-ranging interests in philosophy, and his current work focuses on social epistemology, the cognitive underpinnings of language and communication, and social and political philosophy. He is completing a book tentatively titled: Prejudice: A Study in Non-Ideal Epistemology, which brings together these interests.

Jennifer Nagel

Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Toronto

Jennifer Nagel is the author of Knowledge: A Very Short Introduction, and dozens of papers on historical and contemporary topics in epistemology. Much of her recent work focuses on our natural instincts about what other people know, looking at what these instincts can tell us about knowledge itself. The videos in her “Theory of Knowledge” series, produced by Wireless Philosophy, have had over one million views on YouTube.

Regina Rini

Canada Research Chair in Moral and Social Cognition, Department of Philosophy, York University

Regina Rini in her current work focuses on the tension between how we perceive ourselves – as independent moral agents – and how we actually work as products of historical, psychological, and social factors. She is particularly interested in how technology (social media, AI) affects how we relate to one another as equal democratic citizens. She is the author of numerous journal articles and pieces of philosophy addressing the general public.

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