European Skeptics Congress 2019


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How con men operate

  • Academieraadzaal, Ghent University Voldersstraat 9 9000 Gent (map)

We skeptics may believe that we are immune to cons. We know all the tricks, we can name all logical fallacies, we have read all the books and magazines. But conmen will still defraud us. How do they manage it?

Chair: Farah Focquaert (Ghent University)


  • “How con men operate in cyberspace”
    Sophie van der Zee (Erasmus University Rotterdam)

  • “Con men in the art world”
    Johan Braeckman (Ghent University) - Professor of Philosophy, Ghent University, Belgium

  • “Dealing with psychopathy”
    Inge Jeandarme (University of Leuven)

Earlier Event: August 31
Banquet at “Carlos Quinto”