15th October 2020: Research seminar online - Piotr Bystranowski (Jagiellonian University); Ivar R. Hannikainen (University of Granada) - Normative vs. factual disagreement: Examining domain differences in dissent perception
We have the pleasure to invite you for a research seminar in the ‘BIOUNCERTAINTY’ research project. The subject of the seminar is 'Normative vs. factual disagreement: Examining domain differences in dissent perception' and it will be delivered by Piotr Bystranowski (Jagiellonian University) and Ivar R. Hannikainen (University of Granada). The seminar will take place on Thursday, 15th of October, at 5:30pm on MS Teams (link below).
Abstract: Anecdotal evidence suggests that normative disagreements are more resilient than disagreement about matters of fact. In the present set of studies, we explore the possibility that this phenomenon is rooted in domain differences in people’s synthesis of group consensus. Drawing on the existing research in moral and social psychology, we hypothesize that people might be more reluctant to ascribe certainty and/or consensus when they face a normative (as opposed to factual) uncertainty/disagreement.
To explore this possibility we conduct a series of vignette studies, and ask participants to assess a battery of public decision problems, in which groups debate about either normative or factual matters. Employing a novel type of visual stimuli, we semi-continuously manipulate the level of uncertainty surrounding both norms and matters of fact. Our preliminary results point toward certain differences in the way people characterize disagreement about normative and factual questions.
Piotr Bystranowski: a graduate of law, philosophy and the European Master in Law and Economics program (Bologna, Hamburg, Haifa). He is currently finishing a doctoral thesis under the supervision of prof. Wojciech Załuski. His reaserch concentrates on selected issues in the philosophy of criminal law and the theory of criminalization. He is scientifically involved in behavioral economic analysis of law, experimental philosophy of law and empirical.
Ivar R. Hannikainenis works in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Granada. His main areas of interest are cognitive science, moral psychology and methods of experimental philosophy.
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