Philosophy of conspiracy theories

Location
University of Birmingham
Dates
Wednesday 6 March 2024 (13:00-15:00)
11 Philosophy of Conspiracy Theories

Ever wondered how conspiracy theories come to life or why some minds are captivated while others remain steadfast? In this masterclass, you will dive into the world of conspiracy theories - from defining the elusive nature of what truly counts as a conspiracy theory, to dissecting the rationality that underpins these narratives.

Central to the course are three informative and accessibile videos which unravel both philosophical conclusions and findings about conspiracy theories. Research experts share their insights into the world of conspiracy theories, resources and challenge you to think about and discuss some challenging theoretical questions. Get ready to challenge your perceptions, explore the role of cognitive biases, and uncover the consequences and harms of conspiracy theories.

Who can attend this masterclass?

This event is open to all Years 7-11 students; you don't need any specific experience to be able to attend. Explore the rest of our masterclasses for more fun learning opportunities.

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Questions? Email the team masterclass@contacts.bham.ac.uk.

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