CRESA WIP seminar series: “Fake News: Towards a Deflationary Account”

4 Novembre 2022 Convegni

We are delighted to announce the next Work-In-Progress seminar for the 2022 CRESA WIP Seminar Series. 

Date: November 7th, 2022

Time: 13:00 (CET, Milan)

Venue: Room DO205, UniSR Philosophy Faculty, Palazzo Donatello, Segrate (Milan)- to join the seminar online please use this Teams link

Maurizio Mascitti (Vita-Salute San Raffaele University) will present his work:


The epistemological debate over fake news is predominantly dominated by two leading accounts: the “hybrid” view and the “privative” view. The former revolves around the truth-value of news content and the intentional dimension of the spreader, while the latter deems fake news to be news erroneously treated as the product of genuine journalistic standards. However, the hybrid view fails to account for clickbait practices as well as its definition of fake news is excessively committed to the constraint of widespread circulation; some claims of the privative view, instead, seems to run counter empirical evidence on how fake news really looks like. In this talk, we will see these objections in more details, and we will sketch a deflationary interpretation of fake news which is based on those same criticisms.

About the CRESA WIP seminar series:

The CRESA WIP seminars are one-hour-long presentations of work-in-progress papers by both members of the CRESA research team and visiting and invited scholars. The series is meant to serve as a friendly avenue to discuss papers at early stages of progress. 

Next seminar:

Carlo Martini and Jeroen Hopster (Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, University of Utrecht), Moral Distortion and Disinformation, November 21st, 13-14

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