Reminder of an Upcoming Lecture Series: Conspiracy Theories – Philosophy and Critical Thinking

Class Number: 21217
When: 6 sessions, Wednesday 25 July – 29 August, 6 – 8pm
Where: Room 14, Commerce A Bldg No. 114, 3A Symonds Street
Fee (GST incl): $117.00 International Fee (GST incl): $195.80
Class Limit: 25
Course Description: Some people think that Philosophy is all abstract thinking. However critical thinking is a set of philosophical tools that allow us to make informed and well-reasoned arguments towards particular viewpoints. In this course we will look at the application of philosophy to conspiracy theories, ranging from the authorship of Shakespeare’s plays, to the Da Vinci Code itself and to the North Head tunnels conspiracy. Through the application of critical thinking skills to the content of these theories you will experience first-hand the practical application of philosophy to everyday life.

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About Matthew Dentith

Author of "The Philosophy of Conspiracy Theories" (Palgrave Macmillan), Matthew Dentith wrote his PhD on epistemic issues surrounding belief in conspiracy theories. He is a frequent media commentator on the weird and the wonderful, both locally and internationally. On occasion he can be caught dreaming about wax lions but, mostly, it is rumoured he works for elements of the New World Order.