The Philosophy of Conspiracy Theory: Bringing the Epistemology of a Freighted Term into the Social Sciences

In Joseph Uscinski (ed.), Conspiracy Theories and the People Who Believe Them. Oxford: Oxford University Press. pp. 94-108 (2018)
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An analysis of the recent efforts to define what counts as a "conspiracy theory", in which I argue that the philosophical and non-pejorative definition best captures the phenomenon researchers of conspiracy theory wish to interrogate.

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M R. X. Dentith
Beijing Normal University


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