The Epistemology of Fake News Sven Bernecker (ed.)-2021

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The Epistemology of Fake News. Edited by: Sven Bernecker, Amy K. Flowerree, and Thomas Grundmann, Oxford University Press (2021). © Oxford University Press. DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198863977.003.0010

The Epistemology of Fake News

Sven Bernecker (ed.) et al.
Published: 20 May 2021
Six chapters in this book are based on lectures given at the Fake Knowledge conference at Cologne Center for Contemporary Epistemology and the Kantian Tradition. . The other chapters have been added to broaden the diversity of perspectives. We are deeply grateful to the authors for their excellent contributions and for their philosophical enthusiasm and patience during the review and production process. Furthermore, we would like to thank these colleagues for advice, comments, and support: Jason Baehr, Wout Bisschop, Kenneth Boyd, Quassim Cassam, Filippo Ferrari, Sanford Goldberg, Peter Graham, Alex Guerrero, Klemens Kappel, Brian Keeley, Brent Kyle, Pierre Le Morvan, Neil Levy, Lee McIntyre, Robin McKenna, Nikil Mukerji, Andy Müller, Nikolaj Nottelmann, Jakob Olhorst, Rik Peels, Jessica Pepp, Tommasso Piazza, Luis Rosa, Joseph Shieber, Rachel Sterken, Emily Sullivan, Joseph Uscinski, and René van Woudenberg. [Extract by Publisher]
Part I Analyses of Fake News
1 Speaking of Fake News: Definitions and Dimensions
2 Good News, Bad News, Fake News
3 The Fake News about Fake News
4 Conspiracy Theories and Evidential Self-Insulation
Part II Mechanics of Fake News
5 Enquiry and Normative Deviance: The Role of Fake News in Science Denialism
6 Facing Epistemic Authorities: Where Democratic Ideals and Critical Thinking Mislead Cognition
7 Is Fake News Old News?
8 How Vice Can Motivate Distrust in Elites and Trust in Fake News
9 Echo Chambers, Fake News, and Social Epistemology
1. Echo Chambers
2. Fake News
3. Bots
4. Social Epistemology
5. Conclusion
10 The Dissemination of Scientific Fake News: On the Ranking of Retracted Articles in Google
Part III Therapies of Fake News
11 The Virtue of Epistemic Trustworthiness and Re-Posting on Social Media
12 Fake News and Epistemic Rot; or, Why We Are All in This Together
13 An Epistemic Defense of News Abstinence
14 Fake News, False Beliefs, and the Fallible Art of Knowledge Maintenance
15 Trust No One? The (Social) Epistemological Consequences of Belief in Conspiracy Theories

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