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Conspiracy Theories and Rationality By Professor David Coady

http://www.onlineopinion.com.au/view.asp?article=6005   I have been interviewed by the media several times since my edited collection Conspiracy Theories: The Philosophical Debate came out. On each occasion the questions I was asked presupposed that conspiracy theories are invariably false and that the … Continue reading

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The subculture of Conspiracy Theory: The logic behind the thinking and its social operation

Excerpt from the book, Who rules the World? An Analysis of Conspiracy Theory By Tony Sobrado   Conspiracy theory is like any other world view. It takes the ontology of the social-political world, and often metaphysical world, and postulates theories with … Continue reading

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A Very American Conspiracy Theory By Professor Kathryn Olmsted

http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2011/01/11/a_very_american_conspiracy_theory?page=0,1 Whether or not Jared Loughner is mentally ill, it’s clear that his shooting rampage last weekend, which took six lives and critically injured Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, was motivated, at least in part, by his conspiratorial views of the U.S. … Continue reading

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The Ontological Status of Conspiracy Theory By Hakim Bey

http://hermetic.com/bey/conspire.html Is conspiracy theory a delusion of the Right which has infected the Left as well? Leftist Conspiracy Theorists sometimes make uncritical use of the texts of Rightest Conspiracy Theorists-delving into the work of the Liberty Lobby for JFK Assassination … Continue reading

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Making Case for Jobs Bill, Obama Cites Europe’s Woes By Jackie Calmes of The New York Times

  http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/07/us/politics/obama-says-he-would-accept-a-surtax-on-high-incomes.html?_r=1&ref=politics WASHINGTON — In perhaps his most sober remarks about the economy this year, President Obama on Thursday described the weakening economy as “an emergency” and made the case for his jobs bill as “an insurance policy against a … Continue reading

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The European Union By The New York Times

http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/organizations/e/european_union/index.html The European Union evolved out of the European Coal and Steel Community, formed in 1950 by Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg and the Netherlands to help revive heavy industry in a region still staggering after World War II. While … Continue reading

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The problem faced by Conspiracy Theory By Tony Sobrado

Tony Sobrado writing for skepticalfreethought.com http://skepticfreethought.com/2011/08/the-problem-faced-by-conspiracy-theory/ As there are different types of philosophies so too are there different types of Conspiracy Theory. These range from simple one off events such as the assassination of JFK and 911 to historically entrenched conspiracy theories … Continue reading

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