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Kurzbeschreibung What to Believe Now: Applying Epistemology to Contemporary Issues applies the concerns and techniques of epistemology to a wide variety of contemporary issues. Defending several widely despised forms of communication, such as rumors, conspiracy theories, and blogs, it presents an accessible approach to a philosophical field of increasing importance and features original research and insights that are on the cutting edge of the topics it addresses.
Aus dem Inhalt Preface ix
1 Introduction 1
2 Experts and the Laity 27
3 Epistemic Democracy 59
4 Rumors and Rumor-Mongers 86
5 Conspiracy Theories and Conspiracy Theorists 110
6 The Blogosphere and the Conventional Media 138
7 Conclusion 169
Postscript: Government Surveillance and Privacy 175