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Maria Baghramian

BA(QUB 1983), PhD(Dubl 1990) ALLEA Working Group on Trust and Expertise

Professor of American Philosophy UCD

Member PL&AElected in 2010

Maria Baghramian is Full Professor of Philosophy at UCD School of Philosophy and Co-Director of the Postgraduate Programme in Cognitive Science, which she co-founded in 2000. She has also held visiting posts in Harvard, MIT, University of Yerevan, Institut Jean Nicod, École normale supérieure and in China. Baghramian was elected to the Royal Irish Academy in 2010 and to the International Institute of Philosophy in 2021. She was Fulbright Senior Scholar in Harvard in 2013. She is, with the astrophysicist Luke Drury, the Principal Investigator of a research project “When Experts Disagree” (WEXD), funded by the Irish Research Council. She has also participated in working groups on topics related to truth, trust and science policy with the All European Academies (ALLEA) and its science and policy mechanism SAPEA. Currently, she is the project leader and coordinator of PERITIA - Policy, Expertise and Trust in Action - a Horizon 2020 multi-disciplinary research project funded by the European Commission (2020-2023). 

Baghramian was the founder and chairperson of the Society for Women in Philosophy, Ireland (SWIP–I). She is an elected member of the Steering Committee and the Programme Committee of the International Federation of Philosophical Societies (FISP) and of the Internationalisation Committee of the American Philosophical Association. She has authored and edited 13 books, among them, Relativism (Baghramian, M. 2004); Relativism: New Problems of Philosophy, (Baghramian, M. and Coliva, A. 2019); From Trust to Trustworthiness (Baghramian M., ed. 2019); and Questioning Experts and Expertise (Baghramian M. and Martini C., eds., 2022). 

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