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On Rumours

Author : Cass R Sunstein
ISBN : 9781846142703
Genre : Social Science
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Sunstein explores the human propensity for gossip and storytelling, and discusses how our fears and hopes can work against common sense. He also investigates the way that the internet can entrench our false beliefs even deeper, and how the wish to conform, our natural biases and even our basic emotions can cause us to fall for untrue accounts.

Conspiracy Theories And The People Who Believe Them

Author : Joseph E. Uscinski
ISBN : 9780190844103
Genre : Political Science
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Conspiracy theories are inevitable in complex human societies. And while they have always been with us, their ubiquity in our political discourse is nearly unprecedented. Their salience has increased for a variety of reasons including the increasing access to information among ordinary people, a pervasive sense of powerlessness among those same people, and a widespread distrust of elites. Working in combination, these factors and many other factors are now propelling conspiracy theories into our public sphere on a vast scale. In recent years, scholars have begun to study this genuinely important phenomenon in a concerted way. In Conspiracy Theories and the People Who Believe Them, Joseph E. Uscinski has gathered forty top researchers on the topic to provide both the foundational tools and the evidence to better understand conspiracy theories in the United States and around the world. Each chapter is informed by three core questions: Why do so many people believe in conspiracy theories? What are the effects of such theories when they take hold in the public? What can or should be done about the phenomenon? Combining systematic analysis and cutting-edge empirical research, this volume will help us better understand an extremely important, yet relatively neglected, phenomenon.

What To Believe Now

Author : David Coady
ISBN : 9781405199933
Genre : Philosophy
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What can we know and what should we believe about today′s world? What to Believe Now: Applying Epistemology to Contemporary Issues applies the concerns and techniques of epistemology to a wide variety of contemporary issues. Questions about what we can know–and what we should believe–are first addressed through an explicit consideration of the practicalities of working these issues out at the dawn of the twenty–first century. Coady calls for an ′applied turn′ in epistemology, a process he likens to the applied turn that transformed the study of ethics in the early 1970s. Subjects dealt with include: Experts–how can we recognize them? And when should we trust them? Rumors–should they ever be believed? And can they, in fact, be a source of knowledge? Conspiracy theories–when, if ever, should they be believed, and can they be known to be true? The blogosphere–how does it compare with traditional media as a source of knowledge and justified belief? Timely, thought provoking, and controversial, What to Believe Now offers a wealth of insights into a branch of philosophy of growing importance–and increasing relevance–in the twenty–first century.


Author : Cass R. Sunstein
ISBN : 9781476726618
Genre : Political Science
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Simpler government arrived four years ago. It helped put money in your pocket. It saved hours of your time. It improved your children’s diet, lengthened your life span, and benefited businesses large and small. It did so by issuing fewer regulations, by insisting on smarter regulations, and by eliminating or improving old regulations. Cass R. Sunstein, as administrator of the most powerful White House office you’ve never heard of, oversaw it and explains how it works, why government will never be the same again (thank goodness), and what must happen in the future. Cutting-edge research in behavioral economics has influenced business and politics. Long at the forefront of that research, Sunstein, for three years President Obama’s “regulatory czar” heading the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, oversaw a far-reaching restructuring of America’s regulatory state. In this highly anticipated book, Sunstein pulls back the curtain to show what was done, why Americans are better off as a result, and what the future has in store. The evidence is all around you, and more is coming soon. Simplified mortgages and student loan applications. Scorecards for colleges and universities. Improved labeling of food and energy-efficient appliances and cars. Calories printed on chain restaurant menus. Healthier food in public schools. Backed by historic executive orders ensuring transparency and accountability, simpler government can be found in new initiatives that save money and time, improve health, and lengthen lives. Simpler: The Future of Government will transform what you think government can and should accomplish.

Author : سي اس لويس
ISBN : 9789059500419
Genre : Religion
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المسيحيَّة المُجرَّدة‘‘ كتابٌ كلاسيكيٌّ من القرن العشرين، كتبه سي. أس. لِويس، يعرض فيه ملخَّصًا لِمَا آمن به المسيحيُّون عبر تاريخ المسيحيَّة. يستخدم لِويس في هذا الكتاب الفلسفةَ وتوضيحاتٍ عميقةً ومنطقًا بارعًا ينقلُ بها أفكارَه. مُبتَدئًا بالدِّفاع عن وجود الله، يستمرُّ لِويس في عرضِ أعماق الإيمان المسيحيِّ في سلسلةٍ من المقالاتِ التي غيَّرتْ حياةَ وأفكارَ عددٍ لا حصرَ له من القُرَّاء خلال النصف الثاني من القرن الماضي. وتأتي هذه الترجمة إلى العربيَّة ليَنتفعَ بها قُرَّاؤها الذين بينهم بدأ الإيمانُ المسيحيُّ قبل ألفَي سنة.


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Narrative Landmines

Author : Daniel Bernardi
ISBN : MINN:31951D032298828
Genre : Political Science
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Narrative Landmines explores how rumors fit into and extend narrative systems and ideologies, particularly in the context of terrorism, counter-terrorism, and extremist insurgencies. Beyond face-to-face communication, this book also addresses the role of new and social media in the creation and spread of rumors. Its concern is to foster a more sophisticated understanding of how oral and digital cultures work alongside economic, diplomatic, and cultural factors that influence the struggles between states and non-state actors in the proverbial battle of hearts and minds. By providing fresh data from Singapore, Iraq, and Indonesia, the authors make a compelling argument for understanding rumors in these contexts as “narrative IEDs”, weapons that can aid the extremist cause.

The New Yorker

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ISBN : NWU:35556041086307
Genre : Literature
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1 Mp3

Author : 홍준기
ISBN : 9788980994953
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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수능·TEPS·SAT·TOEFL·GRE 및 편입·공무원시험 독해 대비서. 인문·사회·자연과학 그리고 문화·예술 분야 관련 내용을 모두 4권으로 나눠 실었는데, 각 권마다 해당 영역에 따른 각기 다른 주제로 된 원문 100개씩 수록하여 다뤘다. 모든 영역에 따른 다방면에 걸친 다양한 주제로 된 내용을 두루 접함으로써 유연하고 균형 잡힌 사고력 발달과 함께 지적 갈증을 해소시켜 나갈 수 있다. 수능을 비롯한 토플·텝스·편입·공무원 등 영어 독해시험에서 이런 류의 원문들이 장문 독해지문으로 출제되는 경향이 많은 점을 감안, 실제 시험에 자주 나오는 문제 유형과 동일한 형식의 문제들로 구성해 놓았으므로 각종 시험에 대비한 학습을 할 수 있다. 또한 원활한 학습을 위해 매 지문(원문)의 어휘해설, 해석과 함께 중요 구문 및 각 문제별 해설도 다뤘다. 특히, 각각의 지문마다 추론 문제를 넣어 생각하는 힘과 글 속에 담긴 뜻을 정확히 파악하는 연습도 할 수 있도록 했다. 학습의 편의성, 효율성을 위하여 각 권마다 원문(지문), 문제, 어휘 및 중요 구문 해설과 정답이 포함된 원문 해석·문제 해설을 분권으로 구성하여 각각 나눠 실었다.

Rachel S Chance

Author : Georgia Giacobbe
ISBN : 9781411605480
Genre : Historical fiction
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Not quite historical fiction, not quite historical romance, Rachel's Chance explores the journey of Rachel Smithson as she confronts life in 17th century Maryland (Maries Land). Was this journey a life sentence of hardship and disaster? Was she sentenced by marriage? It would take more than her practical nature to overcome her own fears of death, loneliness, and despair. A woman determined to beat the odds and grab her chance in the New World, Rachel tenaciously holds on to her land and her dreams in this novel set near Sainte Maries Cittie.

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