DP5: What are the dangers of believing in unwarranted conspiracy theories? Make

DP5:

What are the dangers of believing in unwarranted conspiracy theories? Make sure to refer directly to the reading in your discussions.

Questions for RQ12: Keeley

Which of the conspiracy theories on page 110 do you find most plausible and why?

How are unwarranted conspiracy theories (UCTs) different from conspiracy theories in general? (Section III; do not just list the differences, explain them too, and make sure to use your own words as much as possible).

What is the “first and foremost” virtue of conspiracy theories? Explain in detail. (Section IV; this should remind you of a reading from earlier in the semester!)

What is the most common complaint against UCTs, and what does Keeley actually think is the problem with UCTs? (pp. 121-2. The second part of this question is difficult. Don’t get hung up on the sentence “No, the problem with UCTs….” He explains the problem better in the sentences that follow.)