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讀書筆記︰Conspiracy Theories: The Philosophical Debate

Conspiracy Theories: The Philosophical Debate. Edited By David Coady.
讀書筆記︰Conspiracy Theories: The Philosophical Debate
讀書筆記︰Conspiracy Theories: The Philosophical Debate

Conspiracy Theories: The Philosophical Debate
Edited By David Coady

呢本之前想搵陰謀論嘢睇嗰陣發現,覺得幾有趣又有Brian Keeley篇文所以買咗(二手但勁新淨,開心)。Keeley (1999)應該係比較早期討論陰謀論嘅哲學文(之前見陳婉容介紹所以睇),之後都引起啲討論,所以本書大部分文或多或少係回應緊佢。

關於陰謀論最起碼有兩個問題要處理,一係歷史上有真實嘅陰謀(通常舉例都係水門事件),有無方法/點樣可以區分「好」同「壞」(可信或唔可信)嘅陰謀論;二係有無理由去reject陰謀論。

呢串討論入面,有三種回應陰謀論嘅approach︰

  1. Unfalsifiabiliy,認為陰謀論不可否證;
  2. Uncontrollability,認為陰謀論往往需要大量人協調,實際上唔可行;
  3. Public Trust,認為陰謀論會破壞對所有(留意唔係小部分)生產知識嘅institutions嘅信任,而呢個結果係我哋食唔落的。

    最好都係先由Keeley篇文講起。

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