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Truth Without Borders

Truth Without Borders aims to explore how semantically central concepts, such as truth, affect the everyday lives of people in diverse cultures.

Objectives

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Communicate

To communicate the central role that truth and related concepts play in our everyday lives

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Facilitate

To facilitate greater appreciation of semantic concepts in marginalised and underrepresented cultures and languages

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Cultivate

To cultivate healthier cultural and intellectual environments for future generations

International Collaboration

This project involves a large, multi-site research consortium comprised of scholars from 14 different institutions in Asia, Europe, and North America. The principal investigators, Joseph Ulatowski and Jeremy Wyatt, operate as the centre of the consortium. As such, they work with small, independent research clusters within the consortium, and they have organised a small research symposium or workshop as a capstone event for the University funded project. The workshop is scheduled to take place 30 Nov 2021 - 3 December 2021. 

Research Clusters

Meet The Team

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Joseph Ulatowski

Co-principal

Investigator

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Jeremy Wyatt

Co-principal

Investigator

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Jay Evans

Research Assistant

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Way Ming Chan

Research Assistant

International Collaborators

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Jamin Asay

University of Hong Kong

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Robert Barnard

University of Mississippi

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Filippo Ferrari

University of Padua

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Chris Heffer

Cardiff University

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Katarzyna Kuś

University of Warsaw

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Michael P. Lynch

University of Connecticut

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Bartosz Maćkiewicz

University of Warsaw

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Masaharu Mizumoto

Japan Institute of Science & Technology

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Sebastiano Moruzzi

University of Bologna

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Jenny Nado

University of Hong Kong

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Katarzyna
Paprzycka-Hausman

University of Warsaw

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Nikolaj JLL Pedersen

Yonsei University

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Hwan Ryu

University of Miami

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Alessandra Tanesini

Cardiff University

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Jonathan Weinberg

University of Arizona

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Chase Wrenn

University of Alabama

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Su Wu

Sun Yat-sen University

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Jiawei Xu

Xiamen University

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Marta Zaręba

University of Warsaw

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Dan Zeman

University of Warsaw

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Jing Zhu

Xiamen University

Truth Without Borders Workshop
30 November 2021 - 3 December 2021 • website

"Political Truth"

Michael P. Lynch / University of Connecticut

"The Role of Truth in Philosophy: A Conceptual Engineering Approach"

Jennifer Nado / University of Hong Kong

"Concepts of Truth?"

Jamin Asay / University of Hong Kong

"Intellectual Vices of Self-Evaluation"

Alessandra Tanesini / Cardiff University

"Lying, Bullshit, and Bullshitting: Why Truth Matters in Analysing Untruthful Discourse"

Chris Heffer / Cardiff University

Media

Truth & Politics

TRUTH20|21

No part of life seems safe from misinformation. Whether its disinformation campaigns distributed by rogue actors or its bald-faced lies spread by nescient bystanders, truth is under assault from nearly every quarter. Nowhere else is this assault on truth more apparent than in politics. In the Panel Discussion, panellists examine the challenges democracy faces in light of misinformation, falsehoods, conspiracy theories, and bald-face lies, and they address the question whether democracies have an interest in the promotion of true beliefs.

Truth & Polarisation

VICTR Pop-Up Panel

Truth is under significant threat. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and the 2020 US Presidential election, we face the very real danger of different 'realities' emerging, where worldviews are not tethered to evidence, and there is no agreement about even basic facts to give common ground for discussion. The polarisation that threatens to emerge endangers the democratic institutions of the United States, not to mention the lives of its people. Joe Ulatowski and members of the VICTR steering committee discusses the problem of truth and polarisation with Maria Baghramian, Michael P. Lynch, and Cailin O'Connor.  

Research Outputs

Experimental Philosophy

Joseph Ulatowski (forthcoming in The Cambridge Handbook of Analytic Philosophy)

An overview of contemporary work in experimental philosophy that shows how "doing philosophy" may incorporate doing science and that such is an exercise of intellectual virtue. 

Sponsored by the Division of Arts, Law, Psychology, and Social  Sciences

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