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Extremism - A Philosophical Analysis

24th March 2022
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mJXaaT3d0M

Extremism, Fundamentalism, And Constructionism

1st February 2022
https://youtu.be/fVedcjoM034?t=3515

Ross Kemp: The Kempcast Ep22 - Professor Quassim Cassam: Conspiracy Theories

10th February 2021
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRtQ_4FS7ko

Professor Quassim Cassam talks about Conspiracy Theories with Ross Kemp.

Misinformation With Lisa Bortolotti, Quassim Cassam, and Cailin O’Connor

2nd February 2021
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4c3xcjlL5Yw

Information may be power, but misinformation appears to be usurping the throne. From COVID-19 to QAnon, misinformation is more ubiquitous and more dangerous than ever. But why is it so much more attractive to so many? Are there factors that make misinformation more (or less) likely to be believed? What draws people into the world of conspiracy theories? And if our media environment shoulders much of the blame, can democratic societies do anything to stem the flow of fake news? Quassim Cassam, Lisa Bortolotti, and Cailin O’Connor consider the world’s misinformation problem, its causes, and some potential solutions.

From Propaganda to Social Media: Misinformation in a Time of Crisis

12th September 2020
https://www.crowdcast.io/e/iwm-propaganda-social

Social media disinformation, misinformation and online hoaxes are key weapons of 21st century war. In recent months, China has been accused of running a global online disinformation campaign to deflect blame for its handling of the coronavirus pandemic and improve its international standing. But how much of this is new, given that populations throughout history have been susceptible to rumours and misinformation in times of crisis? In World War II, for instance, the Nazi party thrived off the back of anti-Semitic propaganda campaigns, whilst in the Cold War fears of a nuclear apocalypse proliferated as anti-Communist rumours swirled. How does the misinformation of the past compare with that of the present? 

 

Join BBC Newsnight's Mark Urban with media historian Jean Seaton, Nina Schick, broadcaster and expert on how technology and artificial intelligence are reshaping politics and society and Quassim Cassam, professor of philosophy at the University of Warwick whose work focuses on the rise of conspiracy theories. 

Roots of Conspiracy Theory - Demystifying Science

23rd August 2020 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P84iA6BMmlo&feature=youtu.be

Micky & Quinn from Demystifying Science talk with Dr. Quassim Cassam, a philosopher at the University of Warwick who specializes in perception and acquisition of knowledge. He is particularly interested in the ways in which we come to doubt what we know and has recently written a book on the subject of mistrust called "Conspiracy Theories." The conversation investigates new ways to assess the validity of information and how to navigate the border between skepticism and outright distrust.

Talking to Thinkers with Professor Quassim Cassam: Part 1 - From Kenya to Keble

21st August 2020 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ajqG3Gf0nw&t=816s

This is the first part of an interview that Johnny Lyons had with Professor Quassim Cassam of the University of Warwick. It discusses the making of a philosopher from his time as a young Marxist in Kenya and education in London to his unlikely arrival at Oxford and emergence as an Oxford don and a highly distinguished and influential philosopher.

Talking to Thinkers with Professor Quassim Cassam: Part 2 - Philosophy at The Coal Face

21st August 2020 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPwOqyg_T4w&t=15s

This is the first part of an interview that Johnny Lyons had with Professor Quassim Cassam of the University of Warwick. It discusses the making of a philosopher from his time as a young Marxist in Kenya and education in London to his unlikely arrival at Oxford and emergence as an Oxford don and a highly distinguished and influential philosopher.

Vices of the Mind - University of Utrecht

21st Feb 2019
https://www.sg.uu.nl/video/2019/04/vices-mind

We like to think of ourselves as open-minded, reasonable and realistic. But evidence suggests otherwise. Our thinking is heavily influenced by intellectual vices like prejudice and stupidity. Prof Quassim Cassam (University of Warwick) talks about the role they’ve played in recent political events.

"There are two roles of the opposition: there is the destructive and the constructive. The challenge is to come up with a constructive alternative”.


Professor Quassim Cassam on the role of the opposition.

Conspiracy Theories and the Problem of Disappearing Knowledge
4th April 2017
https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=h-eQ2bR1HFk

In his TEDx lecture Quassim explores the role of conspiracy theories in undermining our knowledge.