The Philosophy of Conspiracy Theories

Authors: Dentith, M.

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Conspiracy theories are a popular topic of conversation in everyday life but are often frowned upon in academic discussions. Looking at the recent spate of philosophical interest in conspiracy theories, The Philosophy of Conspiracy Theories looks at whether the assumption that belief in conspiracy theories is typically irrational is well founded

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Matthew R. X. Dentith is a New Zealand-based philosopher whose research includes analyses of why we have grounds to be suspicious of official theories, the reliability of the transmission of rumors and the role of trust in the acceptance of theories.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Dentith, Matthew R. X.

    Pages 1-6

  • Conspiracy Theory Theories

    Dentith, Matthew R. X.

    Pages 7-22

  • Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories

    Dentith, Matthew R. X.

    Pages 23-38

  • Some Problems with a General Definition

    Dentith, Matthew R. X.

    Pages 39-52

  • Conspirators, and What They Want

    Dentith, Matthew R. X.

    Pages 53-69

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Philosophy of Conspiracy Theories
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-36316-9
DOI
10.1057/9781137363169
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-36315-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-47288-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 190
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