202118 VO Philosophy and Society: Conspiracy Theories

summer semester 2022 | Last update: 29.06.2022 Place course on memo list
202118
VO Philosophy and Society: Conspiracy Theories
VO 2
5
weekly
annually
German

Familiarity with relevant debates; the ability to think and write critically about the topics of the class.

 It seems as if more and more conspiracy theories are spreading today – alongside increasingly many claims that this or that idea is a conspiracy theory. But what are conspiracy theories? Conspiracies do indeed sometimes exist (cf. corruption in politics), so some claims of conspiracies are justified. When are such claims justified, and when are they not? Is there a danger that the overhasty application of the word "conspiracy theory" risks  undermining important social critiques? Using tools and literature from contemporary philosophy and philosophy of science, we will address these and other questions about conspiracy theories. We will also have the opportunity to apply these theoretical tools in relation to common so-called conspiracy theories from contemporary public discourse.

Lectures, readings, class discussion and short essays.

Short essays.

Will be announced.

None.

10.03.2022
Group 0
Date Time Location
Thu 2022-03-10
08.00 - 09.45 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Thu 2022-03-17
08.00 - 09.45 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Thu 2022-03-24
08.00 - 09.45 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Thu 2022-03-31
08.00 - 09.45 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Thu 2022-04-07
08.00 - 09.45 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Thu 2022-04-28
08.00 - 09.45 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Thu 2022-05-05
08.00 - 09.45 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Thu 2022-05-12
08.00 - 09.45 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Thu 2022-05-19
08.00 - 09.45 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Thu 2022-06-02
08.00 - 09.45 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Thu 2022-06-09
08.00 - 09.45 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Thu 2022-06-23
08.00 - 09.45 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Thu 2022-06-30
08.00 - 09.45 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Thu 2022-07-07
10.00 - 11.45 eLecture - online eLecture - online schriftliche Prüfung
Tue 2022-11-29
15.45 - 17.30 eLecture - online eLecture - online schriftliche Prüfung