RESILIENT BELIEFS. A WORKSHOP ON TRUST, DELUSIONS, DISSENT WITH C. FRIEBE AND E. LANCELLOTTA

23 June 2022

The two-year research project “Resilient Beliefs: Religion and Beyond” (REBE), funded by the Euregio Science Fund and carried out for FBK by Paolo Costa, Boris Rähme and Eugenia Lancellotta, in collaboration with the University of Innsbruck and the Philosophical-Theological College of Brixen/Bressanone, officially started on 1 May 2022.

Within the framework of the project, a workshop on “Trust, Delusions, Dissent” with Cord Friebe (University of Siegen and Visiting Fellow of the Centre for Religious Studies) and Eugenia Lancellotta (postdoctoral researcher involved in the REBE project) will be held in the Aula Piccola of the Fondazione Bruno Kessler on Monday 27 June, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

In his paper entitled “Trust in Science, Unfruitful Dissents in Science?”, Friebe will examine the criteria for determining when scientific dissent can become counterproductive and whether the efforts to distinguish fruitful from detrimental dissents may not sometimes foster distrust in science.

Eugenia Lancellotta’s contribution (“Delusions: An Overview”) will instead present the most important theories about the formation and maintenance of delusions and will begin to discuss the similarities and differences with religious beliefs.

 

The meeting will be held in English.