Hear This Idea
Hear This Idea
Feb 28, 2020
#6 – Dan Williams on Political Misinformation, Self-Delusion, and Signalling
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Dan Williams is a research fellow in philosophy at the University of Cambridge. His research addresses how various forms of irrationality and bias can be socially adaptive. How might false political beliefs and conspiracy theories have a useful 'signalling' purpose? And do we always know the reasons why we form our own beliefs?

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