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Dr M R. X. Dentith

M Dentith

Teaching Fellow

Qualifications: PhD (Auckland)

Personal Website: https://philpeople.org/profiles/m-r-x-dentith

Papers Taught

Research Interests

I am an epistemologist whose research work to-date has consisted in the analysis of conspiracy theory, fake news, and secrecy.

PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLES

  • “Debunking conspiracy theories,” Synthese (early access). DOI: 10.1007/s11229-020-02694-0
  • “Conspiracy theories on the basis of the evidence,” Synthese, 6, 2019, pp. 2243-61. DOI: 10.1007/s11229-017-1532-7
  • “What is fake news?”, University of Bucharest Review, VIII(2), 2018, pp. 24-34
  • “A (naive) view of conspiracy as collective action,” Filosofia e Collettività, 22, 2018, pp. 61-71
  • “The Problem of Conspiracism,” Argumenta 3(2), 2018, pp. 327-343. DOI: 10.23811/58.arg2017.den
  • “Expertise and conspiracy theories,” Social Epistemology, 32(3), 2018, pp. 196-208. DOI: 10.1080/02691728.2018.1440021
  • (with Martin Orr) “Conspiracies and Secrecy,” Episteme, 15(4), 2018, pp. 433-450, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/epi.2017.9
  • “The problem of fake news,” Public Reason, 8(1-2): 65-79, 2016
  • “When inferring to a conspiracy might be the best explanation,” Social Epistemology, 30(5), 2016, pp. 572-591, DOI: 10.1080/02691728.2016.1172362

BOOKS

  • Understanding Conspiracy Theories: 9/11, QAnon and Beyond, Manchester University Press, forthcoming
  • Taking Conspiracy Theories Seriously (ed. M R. X. Dentith), Rowman and Littlefield, 2018, ISBN: 978-1-78660-828-4
  • The Philosophy of Conspiracy Theories, Palgrave Macmillan, 2014, ISBN: 978-1-137-36315-2

BOOK CHAPTERS

  • “Conspiracy Theory Theory, Epistemology, and Eastern Europe” in Conspiracy Theories in Eastern Europe (ed. Corneliu Pintilescu, Anastasiya Astapova, Onoriu Colăcel, & Tamás Scheibner), forthcoming 2020
  • “Fun with Alex Jones and David Icke: How weird conspiracy theories inform our theories about conspiracy theory” in Making fun of/with Conspiracy Theories (eds. Julien Giry & Aurore Van de Winkel), forthcoming
  • “From Alien-shapeshifting Lizards to the Dodgy Dossier: The Conspiracists and the Conspiracy Theorists” in Conspiracy Theories and Philosophy (eds. Richard Green & Rachel Robison-Greene), Open Court Publishing, 2020
  • “Introduction” in Taking Conspiracy Theories Seriously (ed. M R. X. Dentith), Rowman and Littlefield, 2018, pp. ix-xii
  • “What Particularism About Conspiracy Theories Entails” in Taking Conspiracy Theories Seriously (ed. M R. X. Dentith), Rowman and Littlefield, 2018, pp. 59-69
  • “The Conspiracy Theory Theorists and Their Attitude Towards Conspiracy Theory—Introduction to Section Two” in Taking Conspiracy Theories Seriously (ed. M R. X. Dentith), Rowman and Littlefield, 2018, pp. 73-77
  • (with Lee Basham) “The Psychologists’ Conspiracy Panic: They Seek to Cure Everyone” in Taking Conspiracy Theories Seriously (ed. M R. X. Dentith), Rowman and Littlefield, 2018, pp. 79-93
  • (with Martin Orr) “Clearing Up Some Conceptual Confusions About Conspiracy Theory Theorizing” in Taking Conspiracy Theories Seriously (ed. M R. X. Dentith), Rowman and Littlefield, 2018, pp. 141-53
  • “Taking Conspiracy Theories Seriously and Investigating Them” in Taking Conspiracy Theories Seriously (ed. M R. X. Dentith), Rowman and Littlefield, 2018, pp. 217-25
  • (with Brian L. Keeley) “The applied epistemology of conspiracy theories” in The Routledge Handbook on Applied Epistemology, (eds. David Coady & James Chase), Routledge, 2018, pp. 284-94
  • “The Philosophy of Conspiracy Theory: Bringing the Epistemology of a Freighted Term into the Social Sciences” in Conspiracy Theories and the People Who Believe Them (ed. Joe Uscinski), Oxford University Press, 2018, pp. 94-108
  • “Have you Heard? - The Rumour as Reliable” in Rumours and Communication in Asia in the Internet Age (ed. Greg Dalziel), Routledge, 2013

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Keywords

Philosophy

conspiracy, conspiracy theory, conspiracy theory theory, epistemology, fake news, secrecy, social epistemology


Contact Details

Email: [email protected]
Room: J3.19
Phone: +64 7 838 4466 ext 9350