Conspiracy Theories in the Time of Coronavirus: A Philosophical Treatment (Paperback)

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Microchips, government-replaced bird drones, QAnon and vaccine tracers: these are just a few of the most common conspiracies we have heard over and over again throughout most of 2020-2021's news cycles. There are common categories of conspiracy theories, variants of which pop up over and over again, and new and outrageous theories that seemingly appear overnight. While most of them are easily debunked, conspiracy theories and their root causes can be used to closely track people's most significant philosophical concerns at a point in time. In this up-to-date study of conspiracy theories, the authors look at the history of conspiracy theories, discuss the history and hallmarks of such theories, and examine what counts as a conspiracy theory--and what doesn't.

About the Author

RACHEL ROBISON-GREENE is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Utah State University. Her research interests include the nature of personhood and the self, animal minds and animal ethics, environmental ethics, and ethics and technology. She has edited many volumes in pop culture and philosophy, including The Handmaid's Tale and Philosophy. She is the co-host of the pop culture and philosophy podcast I Think Therefore I Fan.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781637700068
ISBN-10: 1637700067
Publisher: Open Universe
Publication Date: June 14th, 2022
Pages: 240
Language: English