[MaFLa] invitation to a talk on`Persuasion and Unlearning`by Quassim Cassam - Tuesday, 23 February, 5.30 PM, Zrinyi 14, Room 412

Krisztina Biber biberk at ceu.edu
Wed Feb 17 07:45:14 CET 2016

    The CEU Department of Philosophy cordially invites you to a talk 
 (as part of its Departmental Colloquium series)
 Quassim Cassam (University of Warwick) on
 Persuasion and Unlearning
 Tuesday, 23 February 2016, 5.30 PM, Zrinyi 14, Room 412
 Some beliefs are not just false but profoundly misguided. They are based on a fundamentally flawed view of the world and have no basis in reality. Given the complex factors that underpin the formation and maintenance of such wayward beliefs, what are the prospects of persuading wayward believers to think differently? In this talk I will examine the nature and limits of persuasion in such cases. I will suggest that the challenge is to change what people think by changing how they think. Wayward believers need to unlearn established patterns of thought and epistemic conduct. I will develop an account of unlearning and explore the role of persuasion in unlearning.      

Krisztina Biber
Department of Philosophy 

Central European University
Nador u. 9. | 1051 Budapest, Hungary
Office: + 36.1.327.3806 | biberk at ceu.hu | www.ceu.hu 

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