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Members of the team study knowledge and epistemic norms from the twofold perspective of cognitive science (Proust) and social epistemology (Bouvier, Origgi). Among the topics under study are : the nature of knowledge and its properties ; the social dimension of knowledge, metacognition and epistemic introspection ; the role or argumentation and rhetoric in the shaping of collective beliefs ; epistemic authority, reputation, and the control of legitimacy on information sources and political epistemology, that is, how knowledge affects political action and how it is influenced by political institutions. The team has hosted Joelle Proust’s ERC project Dividnorm (2012-2016), and a project funded by CNRS and directed by Gloria Origgi on gender biases in epistemic authority and the representation of intelligence (2013 - 2015). Since 2018, the team is involved in the ALLEA Working Group on Truth, Trust and Expertise : whose aim is producing reports on trust in expertise and the dynamics of knowledge production.


 October 1st and 2nd : Social Indicators of Trust Web Conference by Gloria Origgi and Ty Branch

The team is one of the receivers of the PeriTia Grant Horizon 2020 on Trust in Experts :

A post-doc position has been opened.


Permanents members

Gloria Origgi (DR, IJN)
Joelle Proust (DR, Fondation Pierre-Gilles de Gennes pour la Recherche)
Alban Bouvier (Professeur, Aix en Provence)

Associate members
Raphaël Künstler (Université d’Aix-Marseille)
Adelaïde de Lastic
Noga Arikha
Elena Pasquinelli


Teresa Branch-Smith

PhD students

Micol Bez (dir. Origgi)
Helena-Kristin Hachmann (dir. Bouvier),
Hamadi Najib (dir. Origgi)
Amelia Godber (dir. Origgi)
Serena Ciranna (dir. Origgi)
Guilhem Corot (dir.Origgi)


- ERC Project Dividnorm (2012-2016), Joelle Proust

- Défi GENRE 2015, Projet GENIA (Genre et Inteligence Artificielle), Gloria Origgi.


Morisseau T., Branch TY. and Origgi G., 2021 Stakes of Knowing the Truth : A Motivational Perspective on the Popularity of a Controversial Scientific Theory. Front. Psychol. 12:708751.

Gloria Origgi 2021, Chapitre "L’épreuve de l’humiliation", dans le volume de Pierre Rosanvallon "Les épreuves de la vie", Seuil.

Origgi, G. (2018) Reputation. What it is and Why it matters, Princeton University Press

 Origgi, G. (2019) Passions sociales, PUF

Bouvier, A. (2013) "Argumentation" in Encyclopedia of Philosophy and the Social Sciences, Sage Publications.

Bouvier, A. (2013) "Contemporary French Philosophy and the Social Sciences" in Encyclopedia of Philosophy and the Social Sciences, Sage Publications

Montuschi, E., Bouvier, A., Bohman, J., Kaldis, B., Risjord, M., Roth, P., Turner, St., Wylie, A., Zahle, J., Zamora, J. (2014), special issue of Philosophy of the Social Sciences (Venice ENPOSS/Roundtable Conference), March 2014

Bouvier, A. (2014) "Quelle est la nature du lien social ? La philosophie sociale de Vincent Descombes", Igitur.

Origgi, G. (2012) "Epistemic Injustice and Epistemic Trust", Social Epistemology, 26, 2, p. 221-236

Origgi, G. (2012) "A Social Epistemology of Reputation", Social Epistemology, 26.

Proust, J. (2013) The Philosophy of Metacognition : Mental Agency and Self-awareness. Oxford : Oxford University Press.

Proust, J. (2014), Time and action : impulsivity, habit, strategy. In The Review of Philosophy and Psychology,

Proust, J. (2014). Précis of Philosophy of Metacognition. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 89, 3, 703-709.