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

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

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The misinformation age : how false beliefs spread
Title
The misinformation age
Title remainder
how false beliefs spread
Statement of responsibility
Cailin O'Connor, James Owen Weatherall
Title variation
misinformation age
Title variation remainder
how false beliefs spread
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Language
eng
Summary
"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
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10753784
Cataloging source
YDX
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O'Connor, Cailin
Dewey number
153.74
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Weatherall, James Owen
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True
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  • Errors
  • Errors
  • Truthfulness and falsehood
  • Truthfulness and falsehood
  • Information behavior
  • Information behavior
  • Information behavior
  • Common fallacies
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how false beliefs spread
Label
The misinformation age : how false beliefs spread, Cailin O'Connor, James Owen Weatherall
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-250) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction: The vegetable lamb of Tartary
  • What is truth?
  • Polarization and conformity
  • The evangelization of peoples
  • The social network
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
ix, 266 pages
Isbn
9780300234015
Lccn
2018940288
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1029889265
  • on1029889265
  • OCoLC
Label
The misinformation age : how false beliefs spread, Cailin O'Connor, James Owen Weatherall
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-250) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction: The vegetable lamb of Tartary
  • What is truth?
  • Polarization and conformity
  • The evangelization of peoples
  • The social network
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
ix, 266 pages
Isbn
9780300234015
Lccn
2018940288
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1029889265
  • on1029889265
  • OCoLC

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