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Cynical Theories

Cynical Theories Book
Author : Helen Pluckrose,James A. Lindsay
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2020
ISBN : 9781634312028
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"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 itself"--

Cynical Theories

Cynical Theories Book
Author : Helen Pluckrose,James A. Lindsay
Publisher : Pitchstone Publishing (US&CA)
Release : 2020-08-25
ISBN : 1634312031
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 Book
Author : Helen Pluckrose,James Lindsay
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2020-09-15
ISBN : 9781800750067
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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'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 is healthy, that there is no such thing as biological sex, or that only white people can be racist? In Cynical Theories, Helen Pluckrose and James Lindsay document the evolution and the dogma behind these ideas. 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 marginalised 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.

Insights on Helen Pluckrose and James Lindsay s Cynical Theories

Insights on Helen Pluckrose and James Lindsay s Cynical Theories Book
Author : Swift Reads
Publisher : Swift Books LLC
Release : 2020-11-20
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download now to get key insights from this book in 15 minutes. 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 that informs 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.

Summary of Helen Pluckrose and James Lindsay s Cynical Theories

Summary of Helen Pluckrose and James Lindsay s Cynical Theories Book
Author : I. D. B. Books
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2020-12-14
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Buy now to get key insights from Helen Pluckrose and James Lindsay's Cynical Theories. Sample Insights 1) The right is trying to preserve outdated Western values, while the left is advocating for a more ordered world based on their more global values. The problem is that they have become too authoritarian in the sense that they completely reject any values that slightly clash with theirs. 2) The progressive left has aligned itself with postmodernism, which rejects objective truth as a fantasy dreamed up by naive and bigoted Enlightenment thinkers who underestimated the collateral consequences of modernity's progress.

Social in justice

Social  in justice Book
Author : Helen Pluckrose,James Lindsay
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2021
ISBN : 9781634312233
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"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"--

Social in justice

Social  in justice Book
Author : Helen Pluckrose,James Lindsay
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2021
ISBN : 9781634312240
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"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"--

Cynical Suspicions and Platonist Pretentions

Cynical Suspicions and Platonist Pretentions Book
Author : John McGuire
Publisher : BRILL
Release : 2018-04-19
ISBN : 9004364927
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Irresistible Revolution

Irresistible Revolution Book
Author : Matthew Lohmeier
Publisher : Matthew Lohmeier
Release : 2021-05-01
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 a reality, or is much of our talk about race merely a rhetorical tool used to divide Americans? Why has the Defense Department suddenly shifted to a focus on extremism within the ranks? Is there really a white supremacy or white nationalist problem within our armed forces? Are the many Diversity and Inclusion trainings that are being conducted in our federal agencies helping solve these problems, or are they creating conflict where none previously existed? What is Marxism, and what does it have to do with all of this? Though pundits often appear perplexed by current policy decisions being made in our country, our apparent missteps are part of a longstanding plot against America, patiently and methodically pursued by those with a mind intent on the overthrow of the US Government and its replacement with a communist dictatorship. Unfortunately, many of those now furthering that agenda do so unwittingly. After becoming aware of the Marxist conquest of American society, you will never again look at things in the same way. Mainstream media, social media, the public education system (including universities), as well as federal agencies have all become vessels of various schools of thought that are rooted in Marxist ideology - an ideology bent on the destruction of America's history, of Western tradition, specifically Judeo-Christian values, and of patriotism and conservatism. Marxism's sinister and dark agenda has led the country into what some have called a cold civil war. The problem has become systemic, a tragedy considering that the defeat of Marxist-communist ideology was the very cause against which our nation spent great treasures of blood and iron during much of the twentieth century. The book's three-part framework begins with a discussion of the greatness of the American ideal (including the importance of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the notions of individual and civil liberties), transitions to an examination of the history and overarching narrative of Marxist ideology (specifically Marx's and Engels' Communist Manifesto wherein the oppressor vs. oppressed narrative is developed), and concludes by looking into the ongoing transformation of America's military culture and military policy, while also providing a warning about where the country is headed if we choose to not make an immediate course correction. Irresistible Revolution also covers a breadth of hot topics everyone is hearing and talking about - topics that actually have implications for our national security: woke ideology, cancel culture, identity politics, the Black Lives Matter movement, anti-racism, postmodernism, political correctness, and critical and cynical theories, to include critical race theory. Lohmeier's penetrating and common sense look at current events within our military and across American society is a sublimely unique contribution that is certain to be shared, referenced, and discussed for years to come. Every American, including every US military servicemember, needs to read and understand the Irresistible Revolution.

Symposium Getting Beyond Cynicism

Symposium  Getting Beyond Cynicism Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2002
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Symposium Getting Beyond Cynicism book written by , available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Fault Lines

Fault Lines Book
Author : Voddie T. Baucham
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2021-04-06
ISBN : 1684512018
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Ground Is Moving The death of George Floyd at the hands of police in the summer of 2020 shocked the nation. As riots rocked American cities, Christians affirmed from the pulpit and in social media that “black lives matter” and that racial justice “is a gospel issue.” But what if there is more to the social justice movement than those Christians understand? Even worse: What if they’ve been duped into preaching ideas that actually oppose the Kingdom of God? In this powerful book, Voddie Baucham, a preacher, professor, and cultural apologist, explains the sinister worldview behind the social justice movement and Critical Race Theory—revealing how it already has infiltrated some seminaries, leading to internal denominational conflict, canceled careers, and lost livelihoods. Like a fault line, it threatens American culture in general—and the evangelical church in particular. Whether you’re a layperson who has woken up in a strange new world and wonders how to engage sensitively and effectively in the conversation on race or a pastor who is grappling with a polarized congregation, this book offers the clarity and understanding to either hold your ground or reclaim it.

Overcoming Cynicism

Overcoming Cynicism  Book
Author : Megan Mustain
Publisher : A&C Black
Release : 2011-01-13
ISBN : 1441115226
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Statutory Default Rules

Statutory Default Rules Book
Author : Einer Elhauge
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2008
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 legal materials courts should use in interpreting statutes. This book takes a fresh approach by focusing instead on what judges should do once the legal materials fail to resolve the interpretive question. It challenges the common assumption that in such cases judges should exercise interstitial lawmaking power. Instead, it argues that--wherever one believes the interpretive inquiry has failed to resolve the statutory meaning--judges can and should use statutory default rules that are designed to maximize the satisfaction of enactable political preferences; that is, the political preferences of the polity that are shared among enough elected officials that they could and would be enacted into law if the issue were on the legislative agenda. These default rules explain many recent high-profile cases, including the Guantánamo detainees case, the sentencing guidelines case, the decision denying the FDA authority to regulate cigarettes, and the case that refused to allow the attorney general to criminalize drugs used in physician-assisted suicide.

Secret Tomb Omega

Secret Tomb Omega Book
Author : Michael Raphael Thomas
Publisher : Trafford Publishing
Release : 2021-04-11
ISBN : 1698706685
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The honeymoon with Jesus was very short-lived though; being differently viewed by his family for his religious beliefs, his life soon became a living hell. The resulting emotional torment led to involvement in Satanism, as well as occultism, and finally several suicide attempts. There was also increasing drug use through the 1980's. But along the way, he discovered some key stepping-stones to an eventual escape from the false belief-system: the Book of Enoch, the Kebra Nagast, and a book in the Salem Library called Jesus Died in Kashmir. This led him to seriously rethink religious beliefs that had strongly been held for over a decade, leading to final liberation. Life continues to be an ongoing adventure & challenge, but without the unnecessary baggage of a delusional belief-system.

Critique of Cynical Reason

Critique of Cynical Reason Book
Author : Peter Sloterdijk
Publisher : Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press
Release : 1987
ISBN : 9780816615865
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 those whose earlier hopes for social change have crumbled and faded away.

Coming to Terms RLE Feminist Theory

Coming to Terms  RLE Feminist Theory  Book
Author : Elizabeth Weed
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2012-11-27
ISBN : 1136203796
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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For over a decade, feminist studies have occupied an extraordinary position in the United States. On the one hand, they have contributed to the development of a strong ‘identity’ politics; on the other, they have been part of the post-structuralist critique of the unified subject – its experience, truth and presence – and of the massive challenge to Western metaphysics and humanism. Along with race and ethnic studies, feminist enquiry has moved beyond the fiction of a unitary feminism to address the differences within the study of difference. The essays in this volume all address feminism’s relationships to theory and politics at the level of the criticism and production of knowledge. Readers and students of politics, history, literature, philosophy, sociology and the sciences – anyone with a stake in theory and politics – will benefit from this powerful book.

Routledge Library Editions Feminist Theory

Routledge Library Editions  Feminist Theory Book
Author : Various
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2021-04-28
ISBN : 1000458083
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

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 one place a wealth of important reference sources from the diverse field of gender studies.

Looking Back Moving Forward

Looking Back  Moving Forward Book
Author : Elizabeth A. Mannix,Margaret Ann Neale
Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
Release : 2012-10-05
ISBN : 1781900302
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This volume is composed of a series of invited chapters from authors who are central and prolific contributors to the areas of group and team-based research. As such, each chapter provides an excellent overview of the current state of the research and a perspective on where scholars should be focusing their future research.

Undoctrinate

Undoctrinate Book
Author : Bonnie Kerrigan Snyder
Publisher : Bombardier Books
Release : 2021-09-14
ISBN : 1642939137
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Are your kids being indoctrinated in school? Unfortunately, it’s increasingly likely. From “social justice” to critical race theory, and from advocacy and activism campaigns to planned “action weeks,” teachers and schools nationwide are abandoning neutrality in the classroom, embracing political agendas and partisan aims, and expecting students to get on board. Meanwhile, students with doubts or misgivings decline to voice objections due to fears of lowered grades, impacted college recommendation letters, social ostracism, “cancellation,” public shaming, ridicule, and other formal and informal means of “correcting” them and making them toe the ideological line. Is this what we want for our kids? Will this kind of “education” produce able citizens or independent thinkers capable of self-government? The range of opinion has been narrowing in higher education for some time; now, heavy-handed thought constriction and chilled speech are choking our secondary, middle, and even elementary schools. The situation is dire—and America urgently needs a response. This book provides the tools we need to confront and remove hidden agendas, to uproot and reject educational biases, and to restore balance and integrity to America’s classrooms. It’s time to undoctrinate our schools!

American Ritual Dramas

American Ritual Dramas Book
Author : Mary Jo Deegan
Publisher : Praeger
Release : 1989
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Deegan attempts a most unlikely synthesis of the cynical theories of Erving Goffman and the community-affirming views of Victor Turner. Moreover, in testing the result in the context of modern American rituals, Deegan adds a good measure of Marxist-oriented feminism to provide strong structural connections and depth to the analysis. The end result of this difficult and rough-edged synthesis is not without flaws, but it represents a highly creative, provocative, promising, and critical approach to modern American culture. . . . All of this makes for fascinating reading and is quite certain to hold the attention of professional sociologists and their students at all levels. Choice In a landmark contribution to the sociological literature, Mary Jo Deegan examines the underlying social patterns that generate American rituals. The first book to employ dramaturgical theory to analyze popular rituals such as football games and the singles bar scene, American Ritual Dramas draws upon the pioneering work of Erving Goffman, Victor Turner, and T. R. Young to construct a critical framework for examining the social structure of everyday life and its relation to times of celebration or fun. The result is a new and important clarification of two aspects of ritual life in America: the long-term patterns unique to our worldview and material life, and the rapid innovation of new rituals that impel modern life. In developing her arguments, Deegan looks at two major types of ritual: participatory rituals and media--constructed rituals. Through the use of the dramatic metaphor, she looks at the roles we play, the language we use, and the rules we follow in diverse ritual settings ranging from household auctions to the Star Trek television series and the written adventures of The Wizard of Oz. Extending the work of earlier theorists, Deegan looks for the first time in this context at the issues of sex and class and their relation to bureaucracy and modern uses of time. Her critical inquiry reveals that these familiar social rituals, and others like them, are paradoxically liberating and restricting at the same time. The solution lies, Deegan concludes, in fostering alternative ritual behavior patterns that liberate all members of the community in the democratic experience of playfulness.