Cynical Theories

Written By Helen Pluckrose
Cynical Theories
  • Publsiher : Pitchstone Publishing (US&CA)
  • Release : 25 August 2020
  • ISBN : 1634312031
  • Pages : 352 pages
  • Rating : 3.5/5 from 3 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Cynical Theories written by Helen Pluckrose which was release on 25 August 2020, this book published by Pitchstone Publishing (US&CA). Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: Have you heard that language is violence and that science is sexist? Have you read that certain people shouldn’t practice yoga or cook Chinese food? Or been told that being obese is healthy, that there is no such thing as biological sex, or that only white people can be racist? Are you confused by these ideas, and do you wonder how they have managed so quickly to challenge the very logic of Western society? In this probing and intrepid volume, Helen Pluckrose and James Lindsay document the evolution of the dogma behind these ideas, from its coarse origins in French postmodernism to its refinement within activist academic fields. Today this dogma is recognizable as much by its effects, such as cancel culture and social-media dogpiles, as by its tenets, which are all too often embraced as axiomatic in mainstream media: knowledge is a social construct; science and reason are tools of oppression; all human interactions are sites of oppressive power play; and language is dangerous. As Pluckrose and Lindsay warn, the unchecked proliferation of these anti-Enlightenment beliefs present a threat not only to liberal democracy but also to modernity itself. While acknowledging the need to challenge the complacency of those who think a just society has been fully achieved, Pluckrose and Lindsay break down how this often-radical activist scholarship does far more harm than good, not least to those marginalized communities it claims to champion. They also detail its alarmingly inconsistent and illiberal ethics. Only through a proper understanding of the evolution of these ideas, they conclude, can those who value science, reason, and consistently liberal ethics successfully challenge this harmful and authoritarian orthodoxy—in the academy, in culture, and beyond.

Cynical Theories

Cynical Theories
  • Author : Helen Pluckrose,James A. Lindsay
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020
  • Total pages : 296
  • ISBN : 1634312031
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Summary : "Outlines the origin and evolution of postmodern thought over the last half century and argues that the unchecked spread and application of postmodern ideas -- from academia, to activist circles, to the public at large - presents an authoritarian ideological threat not only to liberal democracy but also to modernity ...

Cynical Theories

Cynical Theories
  • Author : Helen Pluckrose,James A. Lindsay
  • Publisher : Pitchstone Publishing (US&CA)
  • Release Date : 2020-08-25
  • Total pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1634312031
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Summary : Have you heard that language is violence and that science is sexist? Have you read that certain people shouldn’t practice yoga or cook Chinese food? Or been told that being obese is healthy, that there is no such thing as biological sex, or that only white people can be ...

Cynical Theories

Cynical Theories
  • Author : Helen Pluckrose,James Lindsay
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-09-15
  • Total pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1634312031
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Summary : 'Exposes the surprisingly shallow intellectual roots of the movements that appear to be engulfing our culture' - Steven Pinker Have you heard that language is violence and that science is sexist? Have you read that certain people shouldn't practise yoga or cook Chinese food? Or been told that being obese ...

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  • Release Date : 2020-12-14
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  • Publisher : Swift Books LLC
  • Release Date : 2020-11-20
  • Total pages : 212
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  • Author : Helen Pluckrose,James Lindsay
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021
  • Total pages : 212
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Summary : "Argues that many popular approaches to questions of social justice are illiberal and offers an alternative vision for social justice based on liberal principles, adapted from the Wall Street Journal bestseller Cynical Theories"--...

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  • Author : Helen Pluckrose,James Lindsay
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021
  • Total pages : 212
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  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2018-04-19
  • Total pages : 248
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Summary : In Cynical Suspicions and Platonist Pretentions, John McGuire conducts a critical analysis of contemporary political theory with a view to facilitating a less reductive understanding of political disaffection....

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  • Publisher : Matthew Lohmeier
  • Release Date : 2021-05-01
  • Total pages : 211
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Summary : Irresistible Revolution is a timely and bold contribution from an active-duty Space Force lieutenant colonel who sees the impact of a neo-Marxist agenda at the ground level within our armed forces. In it, author Matthew Lohmeier provides answers to many important questions that Americans are currently asking: Is systemic racism ...

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  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Total pages : 430
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  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2011-01-13
  • Total pages : 186
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  • Author : Einer Elhauge
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Total pages : 386
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Summary : Most new law is statutory law; that is, law enacted by legislators. An important question, therefore, is how should this law be interpreted by courts and agencies, especially when the text of a statute is not entirely clear. There is a great deal of scholarly literature on the rules and ...

Critique of Cynical Reason

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  • Author : Peter Sloterdijk
  • Publisher : Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press
  • Release Date : 1987
  • Total pages : 558
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Summary : Upon its publication in Germany in 1983, this author's book stirred both critical acclaim and consternation, attracting a wide readership. He finds cynicism the dominant mode in contemporary culture, in personal and institutional settings; his book is both a history of the impulse and an investigation of its role today, among ...

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  • Publisher : Trafford Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-04-11
  • Total pages : 638
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-04-28
  • Total pages : 7712
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Summary : Routledge Library Editions: Feminist Theory brings together as one set, or individual volumes, a series of previously out-of-print classics from a variety of academic imprints. With titles ranging from The Liberation of Women to Feminists and State Welfare, from Married to the Job to Julia Kristeva, this set provides in ...