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              Conspiracy Theories
               

              Conspiracy Theories (Paperback)

              By Cassam, Quassim

              • RRP: $36.50
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              9/11 was an inside job. The Holocaust is a myth promoted to serve Jewish interests. The shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School were a false flag operation. Climate change is a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese government. These are all conspiracy theories. A glance online or at ...bestseller lists reveals how popular some of them are. Even if there is plenty of evidence to disprove them, people persist in propagating them. Why? Philosopher Quassim Cassam explains how conspiracy theories are different from ordinary theories about conspiracies. He argues that conspiracy theories are forms of propaganda and their function is to promote a political agenda. Although conspiracy theories are sometimes defended on the grounds that they uncover evidence of bad behaviour by political leaders, they do much more harm than good, with some resulting in the deaths of large numbers of people. There can be no clearer indication that something has gone wrong with our intellectual and political culture than the fact that conspiracy theories have become mainstream. When they are dangerous, we cannot afford to ignore them. At the same time, refuting them by rational argument is difficult because conspiracy theorists discount or reject evidence that disproves their theories. As conspiracy theoriesare so often smokescreens for political ends, we need to come up with political as well as intellectual responses if we are to have any hope of defeating them.
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              ISBN 9781509535835
              Released NZ 5 Oct 2019
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Think
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              Berkeley's Puzzle: What Does Experience Teach Us?

              Berkeley's Puzzle: What Does Experience Teach Us? (Hardback)

              By Campbell, John; Cassam, Quassim

              • RRP: $112.99
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              Sensory experience seems to be the basis of our knowledge of mind-independent things. The puzzle is to understand how that can be: how does our sensory experience enable us to conceive of them as mind-independent? This book is a debate between two rival approaches to understandin...g the relationship between concepts and sensory experience.
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              ISBN 9780198716259
              Released NZ 4 Sep 2014
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Self and World
               

              Self and World (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New edition)

              By Cassam, Quassim

              • RRP: $84.99
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              An exploration of the nature of self-awareness, this book opposes the view that the self eludes introspection. It views that consciousness of our thoughts and experiences involves a sense of our thinking, experiencing selves as shaped, solid, and located physical objects in a wor...ld of such objects.
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              ISBN 9780198238959
              Released NZ 1 Aug 1999
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
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              Self and World
               

              Self and World (Hardback)

              By Cassam, Quassim

              • RRP: $189.99
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              Presenting an exploration of the nature of self-awareness, this book opposes the view that the self eludes introspection. It views that consciousness of our thoughts and experiences involves a sense of our thinking, experiencing selves as shaped, solid, and located physical objec...ts in a world of such objects.
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              ISBN 9780198235408
              Released NZ 1 Apr 1997
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
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              The Possibility of Knowledge
               

              The Possibility of Knowledge (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Cassam, Quassim

              • RRP: $68.99
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              How is knowledge of the external world possible? How is knowledge of other minds possible? How is a priori knowledge possible? These are all examples of how-possible questions in epistemology. In this highly original book Quassim Cassam explains how such questions arise and how t...hey should be answered.
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              ISBN 9780199562398
              Released NZ 1 Mar 2009
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              The Possibility of Knowledge
               

              The Possibility of Knowledge (Hardback)

              By Cassam, Quassim

              • RRP: $149.99
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              How is knowledge of the external world possible? How is knowledge of other minds possible? How is a priori knowledge possible? These are all examples of how-possible questions in epistemology. This title explains how such questions arise and how they should be answered.

              ISBN 9780199208319
              Released NZ 8 Mar 2007
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Self-Knowledge for Humans
               

              Self-Knowledge for Humans (Paperback)

              By Cassam, Quassim

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              Humans are not model epistemic citizens. Our reasoning can be careless, our beliefs eccentric, and our desires irrational. Quassim Cassam develops a new account of self-knowledge which recognises this feature of human life. He argues that self-knowledge is a genuine cognitive ach...ievement, and that self-ignorance is almost always on the cards.
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              ISBN 9780198776680
              Released NZ 15 Nov 2016
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Vices of the Mind: From the Intellectual to the Political

              Vices of the Mind: From the Intellectual to the Political (Hardback)

              By Cassam, Quassim

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              Quassim Cassam introduces the idea of epistemic vices, character traits that get in the way of knowledge, such as closed-mindedness, intellectual arrogance, wishful thinking, and prejudice. Using examples from politics to illustrate the vices at work, he considers whether we are ...responsible for such failings, and what we can do about them.
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              ISBN 9780198826903
              Released NZ 28 Feb 2019
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Self-Knowledge for Humans

              Self-Knowledge for Humans (Hardback)

              By Cassam, Quassim

              • RRP: $84.99
              • $84.99
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              Humans are not model epistemic citizens. Our reasoning can be careless, our beliefs eccentric, and our desires irrational. Quassim Cassam develops a new account of self-knowledge which recognises this feature of human life. He argues that self-knowledge is a genuine cognitive ach...ievement, and that self-ignorance is almost always on the cards.
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              ISBN 9780199657575
              Released NZ 27 Nov 2014
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Conspiracy Theories

              Conspiracy Theories (Hardback)

              By Cassam, Quassim

              • RRP: $84.99
              • $84.99
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              9/11 was an inside job. The Holocaust is a myth promoted to serve Jewish interests. The shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School were a false flag operation. Climate change is a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese government. These are all conspiracy theories. A glance online or at ...bestseller lists reveals how popular some of them are. Even if there is plenty of evidence to disprove them, people persist in propagating them. Why? Philosopher Quassim Cassam explains how conspiracy theories are different from ordinary theories about conspiracies. He argues that conspiracy theories are forms of propaganda and their function is to promote a political agenda. Although conspiracy theories are sometimes defended on the grounds that they uncover evidence of bad behaviour by political leaders, they do much more harm than good, with some resulting in the deaths of large numbers of people. There can be no clearer indication that something has gone wrong with our intellectual and political culture than the fact that conspiracy theories have become mainstream. When they are dangerous, we cannot afford to ignore them. At the same time, refuting them by rational argument is difficult because conspiracy theorists discount or reject evidence that disproves their theories. As conspiracy theoriesare so often smokescreens for political ends, we need to come up with political as well as intellectual responses if we are to have any hope of defeating them.
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              ISBN 9781509535828
              Released NZ 13 Sep 2019
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Think
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