How Democracy’s Decline Fuels Conspiratorial Knowledge
11th December 2019
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Quassim Cassam discusses Conspiracy Theories in conversation with Ty Joplin​.

Quassim Cassam in conversation with Marshall Poe - New Books Network.

Quassim Cassam talks with Sean Caroll about the nature of intellectual vices, how they manifest in people and in organizations, and what we can possibly do to correct them in ourselves.

Sometimes people are blameworthy or otherwise not admirable because of what they believe. And sometimes they are blameworthy or otherwise not admirable because of how they believe – broadly, their ways of thinking, inquiring, handling evidence, and managing information. We sometimes criticize others for being careless, dogmatic, gullible, and so on. These evaluations often have the form of appraisals of the persons to whom they are applied. So, just as we might speak of intellectual virtues, we can also speak of intellectual vices.

"Why We Argue" is an interview podcast from Humility & Conviction in Public Life that explores the triumphs and disasters of American political conversation. Hosted by Political Philosopher and Vanderbilt University Professor Robert Talisse, "Why We Argue" questions political scientists, philosophers, journalists, historians, politicians, citizens, and the great political minds of our era on how we got here. Bringing together people from all sides of the political spectrum, Talisse navigates why a little more humility and a little less dogma could go a long way. 

Resistance to Change - Philosophy 24/7


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Your boss tells you that from now on your department will be doing things differently. To improve productivity there will be minor adjustments to the shift pattern, to the technology and to the organizational structure. Do you welcome these changes? No, then perhaps you are resistant to change? Quassim Cassam is here to tell us whether that is a character flaw.

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