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Philosophy as therapy: Godzillas in the mist

24-05-2020 15:05

Alkis Gounaris
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Department of Philosophy

Abstract: Conspiracy theories, irrationality, and the propagation of false news have created a tragicomic version of the scenery during the pandemic. What happens when science can't provide us with satisfactory answers? Why is the image of events in politics more important than the events themselves? And why do people believe in unbelievable things? Michael Shermer, science historian, provides the answer in the seventh article on issues of philosophical discourse in the days of COVID-19.

Keywords: mendacity, conspiracy theories, rational thinking

Gounaris, Α. (2020). Philosophy as therapy: Godzillas in the mist. Original publication in www.bookpress.gr. Retrieved [24/05/2020] from

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