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The misinformation age : how false beliefs spread / Cailin O'Connor, James Owen Weatherall.

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Item details

  • ISBN: 0300234015
  • ISBN: 9780300234015
  • Physical Description: ix, 266 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, [2019]

Contents / Notes

Bibliography, etc.:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-250) and index.
Contents:
Introduction: The vegetable lamb of Tartary -- What is truth? -- Polarization and conformity -- The evangelization of peoples -- The social network.
Summary, etc.:
"Why should we care about having true beliefs? And why do demonstrably false beliefs persist and spread despite consequences for the people who hold them? Philosophers of science Cailin O'Connor and James Weatherall argue that social factors, rather than individual psychology, are what's essential to understanding the spread and persistence of false belief. It might seem that there's an obvious reason that true beliefs matter: false beliefs will hurt you. But if that's right, then why is it (apparently) irrelevant to many people whether they believe true things or not? In an age riven by "fake news," "alternative facts," and disputes over the validity of everything from climate change to the size of inauguration crowds, the authors argue that social factors, not individual psychology, are what's essential to understanding the persistence of false belief and that we must know how those social forces work in order to fight misinformation effectively."--Publisher's description.
Subject: Errors > Social aspects.
Errors > Psychological aspects.
Truthfulness and falsehood > Social aspects.
Truthfulness and falsehood > Psychological aspects.
Information behavior.
Information behavior > Social aspects.
Information behavior > Psychological aspects.
Common fallacies.
Truthfulness and falsehood.
Errors.
Sociology.
Cognitive psychology.
PSYCHOLOGY / Cognitive Psychology.
SCIENCE / Cognitive Science.
PSYCHOLOGY / Social Psychology.
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