30 mai 2024

Conferința Dependence and Diversity in Echo Chambers, Dr. Romy Jaster (Humboldt University, Berlin)

Facultatea de Istorie și Filosofie a Universității Babeș-Bolyai prin Departamentul de Filosofie și Facultatea de Filosofie a Universității din București prin Departamentul de Filosofie Teoretică vă invită la conferința Dependence and Diversity in Echo Chambers susținută de către Dr. Romy Jaster (Humboldt University, Berlin). Evenimentul va avea loc joi, 30 mai 2024, de la ora 18.00, pe platforma Zoom.

We are delighted to invite you to attend the on-line talk Dependence and Diversity in Echo Chambers by Dr. Romy Jaster (Humboldt University, Berlin) on Thursday, May 30, 6 p.m. EEST. The event is hosted by the Department of Philosophy at the Babeș-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca and the Department of Theoretical Philosophy at the University of Bucharest.

Abstract and connection details below.

Abstract: In this talk I take an epistemological look at echo chambers, i.e. social environments that are highly homogeneous with respect to their inhabitants’ viewpoints in a domain. In public reception, echo chambers are held responsible for all sorts of problematic developments, most notably the polarization of some democracies and the radicalization of certain social groups, for example so-called conspiracy theorists. Jennifer Lackey has recently argued that pace their bad reputation, echo chambers per se are epistemically unproblematic: they neither exhibit the problematic dependency of viewpoints standardly ascribed to them, nor is a diversity of viewpoints per se an epistemic asset. I argue that Lackey’s arguments fail. Echo chambers are per se epistemically problematic, and this is due – in part – to problems arising from a high level of dependence and a lack of epistemic diversity.

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