In defence of conspiracy theories

Dissertation, University of Auckland (2012)
Abstract
The purpose of this doctoral project is to explore the epistemic issues surrounding the concept of the conspiracy theory and to advance the analysis and evaluation of the conspiracy theory as a mode of explanation. The candidate is interested in the circumstances under which inferring to the truth or likeliness of a given conspiracy theory is, or is not, warranted.
Keywords Conspiracy theories  Epistemology  Conspiracies
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