Book review – Believing Weird Things (Bernard N. Wills)

I recently reviewed Bernard N. Wills new book “Believing Weird Things” for the Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective, which you can read here. Here’s a peak: The first section […]

Paper review – Conspiracy Theory: Truth Claim or Language Game?

Paper review – Conspiracy Theory: Truth Claim or Language Game? Ole Bjerg and Thomas Presskorn-Thygesen Theory, Culture and Society DOI: 10.1177/0263276416657880 In ‘Conspiracy Theory: Truth Claim or Language Game?’ Ole […]

Paper review: Conspiracy Formation Is in the Detail: On the Interaction of Conspiratorial Predispositions and Semantic Cues

Fabian Gebauer, Marius H. Raab, and Claus-Christian Carbon Applied Cognitive Psychology, 2016 DOI: 10.1002/acp.3279 Abstract: Significant events are frequently followed by discussions about the event’s ‘true nature’. Yet, there is […]

Paper review – The ‘Alice in Wonderland’ mechanics of the rejection of (climate) science: simulating coherence by conspiracism

Stephan Lewandowsky, John Cook, Elisabeth Lloyd Published in Synthese on the 19th of September, 2016 DOI 10.1007/s11229-016-1198-6 Abstract: Science strives for coherence. For example, the findings from climate science form […]