MSU Retiree Association: Fake News to Climate Change...What to Believe?
- Wednesday, February 12, 2020 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm
- MSUAF Great Room
Join Dr. Kristen Intemann, MSU Philosophy Professor, for a discussion around current issues in the news.
There appears to be a "crisis of doubt", where people are unsure of which claims to believe, including scientific claims, medical claims, political claims, and claims made by or about news media. This talk will identify several challenges to believing responsibly, including cognitive biases, fallacies of reasoning, and new technology that makes it easier to trick us. Potential solutions and strategies for helping all of us believe more carefully (regardless of education or political views) will be discussed.
Wednesday, February 12 | 12:00–1:00 p.m.
MSU Alumni Foundation
1501 S 11th
Kristen Intemann is a Professor of Philosophy in the Department of History and Philosophy, and the Director for the Initiative for Science, Technology, Ethics & Society at Montana State University. Her areas of specialization are philosophy of science and ethics. Since coming to MSU in 2005, she has won the President's Excellence in Teaching Award, the College of Letters and Science Award for Meritorious Research, and the Betty Coffey Award. Her recent book, The Fight Against Doubt: How To Bridge the Gap Between Scientists and the Public, was published by Oxford University Press in 2018.
Following the seminar will be a social to meet the presenter and engage with other retirees.
Parking is not available at the MSU Alumni Foundation, so we encourage you to utilize the hourly fee lot in the parking garage, use your retiree parking permit, walk or bike.
Please visit the MSU Parking Department website for information on obtaining a day pass or updating your free lifetime retiree parking pass by registering your car. You may also contact Parking Services in the Huffman Building (7th & Kagy) or call 994-1723.
The MSU Retiree Association seminars are open to the public. Please register below so we can plan for seating.
If you have questions regarding this event, please contact the MSU Alumni Foundation at 855-850-2586 or email@example.com.
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