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6. Dan Williams on Political Misinformation, Self-Delusion, and Signalling Hear This Idea

    • Social Sciences

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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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?
You can read more on this episode's accompanying write-up: hearthisidea.com/episodes/dan.
If you have any feedback or suggestions for future guests, please get in touch through our website.
Please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you're listening to this; we're just starting out and it (really) helps listeners find us!
If you want to support the show more directly, you can also buy us a beer at tips.pinecast.com/jar/hear-this-idea.

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