The Psychologists’ Conspiracy Panic: They Seek to Cure Everyone

In Taking Conspiracy Theories Seriously. London: Rowman and Littlefield. pp. 79-93 (2018)
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Basham and Dentith argue that the danger of condemning both conspiracy theorists and their conspiracy theories in a democracy has grave consequences. They argue that we should encourage research into public concerns about influential institutions, especially in cases where a conspiracy has been alleged. Rather than dismiss conspiracy theorising, we should, encourage the politically crucial, historically proven gift of watchfulness in the citizen, and its sometimes necessary, proper and correct expression, conspiracy theory.



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M R. X. Dentith
Beijing Normal University
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University of Texas-Pan American

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