Tag Archives: conspiracy theories

Border control

Policing knowledge in and of the pandemic

October, 2021: On a videocall from ‘across the ditch’ (local slang for Australia), our family members repeat the mantra, ‘it’s just a flu,’ reflecting the problem faced over there by the federal and state authorities to shape public discourse and opinion in favour of a public health response to the pandemic informed by science and […]

Full Citation Information:
Stewart, G. T. (2022). Border control: Policing knowledge in and of the pandemic. PESA Agora. https://pesaagora.com/columns/border-control/

Georgina Tuari Stewart

Georgina Tuari Stewart (ko Whakarārā te maunga, ko Matauri te moana, ko Te Tāpui te marae, ko Ngāpuhi-nui-tonu te iwi) is an Associate Professor in Te Ara Poutama, Auckland University of Technology, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand. She is the author of Māori Philosophy: Indigenous thinking from Aotearoa (Bloomsbury, 2021), an introduction to Māori philosophy as a Kaupapa Māori approach to studying Māori knowledge.

Knowledge Socialism in an Era of Viral Politics and Ecological Crisis

Collective Intellectualities

Michael Peters joins the Collective Intellectualities team to discuss the influence of Wittgenstein and Foucault on his work, as well as recent research that examines knowledge socialism, post-truth, conspiracy and avenues for peer production.

Michael A. Peters

Michael A. Peters (FRSNZ)  is a New Zealander and is currently Distinguished Professor at Beijing Normal University, and Emeritus Professor University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He has Honorary Doctorates from Aalborg University, Denmark and SUNY, New York. Michael is Editor-in Chief of Educational Philosophy and Theory and Beijing International Review of Education (Brill). He is founding editor of Policy Futures in Education (Sage); E-Learning & Digital Media (Sage); Knowledge Cultures (Addleton); Open Review of Educational Research (Taylor & Francis); Video Journal of Education and Pedagogy (Brill) and on the board of many other journals and book series. Michael has written over 100 books and many journal articles on a wide range of topics and has worked with and mentored many younger scholars.

Conspiracy theory as heresy

Published online: 27 April 2021

Ever since the term ‘conspiracy theory’ was first popularised by the philosopher Sir Karl Popper in the 1950s, conspiracy theories have had a bad reputation. To call a theory ‘a conspiracy theory’ is to imply that it is false, and that the people who believe it or who would like to investigate it (i.e., ‘conspiracy […]

Full Citation Information:
David Coady (2021) Conspiracy theory as heresy, Educational Philosophy and Theory, DOI: 10.1080/00131857.2021.1917364

David Coady

David Coady is a Senior Lecturer in philosophy & gender studies in the School of Humanities, University of Tasmania, Australia. David's research covers a wide variety of philosophical topics,  applied philosophy, and applied epistemology. He has published on rumour, conspiracy theory, the blogosphere, expertise and democratic theory, the metaphysics of causation, the philosophy of law, climate change, cricket ethics, police ethics, and the ethics of horror films. His books include:  What to Believe Now: Applying Epistemology to Contemporary Issues (2012);  The Climate Change Debate: an Epistemic and Ethical Enquiry (2013); Conspiracy Theories: the Philosophical Debate (2006) and A Companion to Applied Philosophy (2016).

Article Feature Image Acknowledgement: Ferguson in 1893. The map contains several references to biblical passages as well as various jabs at the "Globe Theory". https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flat_Earth