10 Nov

CAS: Trust in science and the problems of fast changing evidence

Opening hours / Beginning:

5:00 pm

10 November 2021



Scientists, no less than politicians, need to be persuasive: As shown in recent vaccination and COVID-19 crises, they have a crucial role to play to change people's attitudes and beliefs. However, they need to do so without drawing on lengthy or technical arguments: communicating scientific findings to an audience of non-experts needs shortcuts and reformulations. One of the key challenges comes from communicating the epistemic uncertainty that characterises science: being persuasive requires clear-cut confident messages, but science is rarely clear-cut, and inevitably fallible.


  • Paul Boghossian, Professor of Philosophy at NYU
  • Gloria Origgi, PhD, Directeur de Recherche at the Institut Jean Nicod, CNRS Paris

Both are members of the CAS Research Group Persuading under Uncertainty.


  • Ophelia Deroy, Philosophy of Mind, LMU
  • Justin Sulik, PhD, postdoc

The event will be streamed in English. Prior registration by email is required. For further information, see the CAS website.

The Center for Advanced Studies at LMU provides a forum for scientific exchange and discussion that bridges the divide between the established disciplines. Its activities are designed to promote all forms of collaborative research and to stimulate interdisciplinary communication within the University. In addition, it facilitates the integration of visiting scholars and scientists into the academic life of the University.

What are you looking for?