2018-2019 Pitzer Catalog 
    Jul 12, 2020  
2018-2019 Pitzer Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MCSI 195 PZ -Conspiracy Theory and Fact

Institution: Pitzer

Description: COURSE TITLE FA17: Conspiracy Theory-Conspiracy Fact - If recent news headlines are any indication, Conspiracy Theories represent a prevalent theme in contemporary public discourse, be it theories that the attacks on 9/11/2001 were an ”inside job,” that Volkswagen engineers conspired to disguise their vehicles’ emissions profiles, or that U.S. elections have been ”rigged” or otherwise improperly influenced by foreign or domestic actors.  Further, the phenomenon is by no means new; attempting to explain events by appealing to nefarious collaborators working in secret behind the scenes has a long and rich history. Despite this, the academic study of conspiracy theories-what philosopher Matthew R.X. Dentith calls ”conspiracy theory theory”-has only recently begun to blossom.

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