Cynical Theories

Cynical Theories

  • Author : Helen Pluckrose,James A. Lindsay
  • Publisher : Pitchstone Publishing (US&CA)
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Education
  • Total Pages : 352
  • ISBN-10 : 1634312031
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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.

Social

Social [Helen Pluckrose,James Lindsay,Rebecca Christiansen]

  • Author : Helen Pluckrose,James Lindsay,Rebecca Christiansen
  • Publisher : Pitchstone Publishing (US&CA)
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Education
  • Total Pages : 248
  • ISBN-10 : 1634312244
This is a book about ideas. Specifically, this is a book about the evolution of a certain set of ideas, and how these ideas have come to dominate every imp … GET BOOK
How to Have Impossible Conversations

How to Have Impossible Conversations [Peter Boghossian,James Lindsay]

  • Author : Peter Boghossian,James Lindsay
  • Publisher : Da Capo Lifelong Books
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Total Pages : 272
  • ISBN-10 : 073828534X
"This is a self-help book on how to argue effectively, conciliate, and gently persuade. The authors admit to getting it wrong in their own past conversatio … GET BOOK
Everybody Is Wrong About God

Everybody Is Wrong About God [James A. Lindsay,Peter Boghossian]

  • Author : James A. Lindsay,Peter Boghossian
  • Publisher : Pitchstone Publishing (US&CA)
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Religion
  • Total Pages : 224
  • ISBN-10 : 1634310381
A call to action to address people's psychological and social motives for a belief in God, rather than debate the existence of God With every argument for … GET BOOK
Kindly Inquisitors

Kindly Inquisitors [Jonathan Rauch]

  • Author : Jonathan Rauch
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Law
  • Total Pages : 224
  • ISBN-10 : 022613055X
“A liberal society stands on the proposition that we should all take seriously the idea that we might be wrong. This means we must place no one, includin … GET BOOK
Fashionable Nonsense

Fashionable Nonsense [Alan Sokal,Jean Bricmont]

  • Author : Alan Sokal,Jean Bricmont
  • Publisher : Picador
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Science
  • Total Pages : 272
  • ISBN-10 : 1466862408
In 1996 physicist Alan Sokal published an essay in Social Text--an influential academic journal of cultural studies--touting the deep similarities between … GET BOOK
Why Young Men

Why Young Men [Jamil Jivani]

  • Author : Jamil Jivani
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Social Science
  • Total Pages : 288
  • ISBN-10 : 1443453218
The day after the 2015 Paris terror attacks, twenty-eight-year-old Canadian Jamil Jivani opened the newspaper to find that the men responsible were familia … GET BOOK
The End of Gender

The End of Gender [Debra Soh]

  • Author : Debra Soh
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Social Science
  • Total Pages : 336
  • ISBN-10 : 1982132531
International sex researcher, neuroscientist, and columnist Debra Soh debunks popular gender myths in this scientific examination of the many facets of gen … GET BOOK
Life in Light of Death

Life in Light of Death [James Lindsay]

  • Author : James Lindsay
  • Publisher : Pitchstone Publishing (US&CA)
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Total Pages : 160
  • ISBN-10 : 1634310888
Life is short, and it can be sweet. Contemplating death is looking into a mirror that allows us to see these simple facts clearly, as if for the first time … GET BOOK
The Madness of Crowds

The Madness of Crowds [Douglas Murray]

  • Author : Douglas Murray
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Political Science
  • Total Pages : 304
  • ISBN-10 : 1635579996
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER Updated with a new afterword "An excellent take on the lunacy affecting much of the world today. Douglas is one of the bright l … GET BOOK
Undoctrinate

Undoctrinate [Bonnie Kerrigan Snyder]

  • Author : Bonnie Kerrigan Snyder
  • Publisher : Bombardier Books
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Education
  • Total Pages : 518
  • ISBN-10 : 1642939137
Are your kids being indoctrinated in school? Unfortunately, it’s increasingly likely. From “social justice” to critical race theory, and from advocac … GET BOOK
Unjust

Unjust [Noah Rothman]

  • Author : Noah Rothman
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Political Science
  • Total Pages : 256
  • ISBN-10 : 1621579050
"An elegant and thoughtful dismantling of perhaps the most dangerous ideology at work today." — BEN SHAPIRO, bestselling author and host of "The Ben Shap … GET BOOK
Angry White Male

Angry White Male [Wayne Allyn Root]

  • Author : Wayne Allyn Root
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Political Science
  • Total Pages : 352
  • ISBN-10 : 1510718435
The mainstream media and ultra-liberal Democrats can’t understand why white voters, especially white men, are so angry. Wayne Allyn Root is an angry whit … GET BOOK
Strange Rites

Strange Rites [Tara Isabella Burton]

  • Author : Tara Isabella Burton
  • Publisher : PublicAffairs
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Social Science
  • Total Pages : 320
  • ISBN-10 : 1541762517
A sparklingly strange odyssey through the kaleidoscope of America's new spirituality: the cults, practices, high priests and prophets of our supposedly pos … GET BOOK
Never Be Sick Again

Never Be Sick Again [Raymond Francis]

  • Author : Raymond Francis
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Total Pages : 300
  • ISBN-10 : 0757396283
One day Raymond Francis, a chemist and a graduate of MIT, found himself in a hospital, battling for his life. The diagnosis: acute chemical hepatitis, chro … GET BOOK
Trans

Trans [Helen Joyce]

  • Author : Helen Joyce
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Social Science
  • Total Pages : 320
  • ISBN-10 : 0861540506
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER and a Times, Spectator and Observer Book of the Year 2021 ‘In the first decade of this century, it was unthinkable that a gen … GET BOOK
The Political Economy of Southeast Asia

The Political Economy of Southeast Asia [Toby Carroll,Shahar Hameiri,Lee Jones]

  • Author : Toby Carroll,Shahar Hameiri,Lee Jones
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Political Science
  • Total Pages : 412
  • ISBN-10 : 3030282554
"This is not only the best collection of essays on the political economy of Southeast Asia, but also, as a singular achievement of the “Murdoch School” … GET BOOK
My First Little Book of Intersectional Activism

My First Little Book of Intersectional Activism [Titania McGrath]

  • Author : Titania McGrath
  • Publisher : Constable
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Humor
  • Total Pages : 176
  • ISBN-10 : 1472134265
'Fabulously smart and entertaining . . . If virtue-signalling wokery drives you as nuts as it drives me, you will love it' Piers Morgan 'Required reading f … GET BOOK
The Plot to Change America

The Plot to Change America [Mike Gonzalez]

  • Author : Mike Gonzalez
  • Publisher : Encounter Books
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 272
  • ISBN-10 : 1641771011
The Plot to Change America exposes the myths that help identity politics perpetuate itself. This book reveals what has really happened, explains why it is … GET BOOK
The New Behaviorism

The New Behaviorism [John Staddon]

  • Author : John Staddon
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Psychology
  • Total Pages : 328
  • ISBN-10 : 1000389685
This ground-breaking book presents a brief history of behaviorism, along with a critical analysis of radical behaviorism, its philosophy and its applicatio … GET BOOK
Symphony for the City of the Dead

Symphony for the City of the Dead [M. T. Anderson]

  • Author : M. T. Anderson
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Total Pages : 464
  • ISBN-10 : 0763680540
A 2016 YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Finalist National Book Award winner M. T. Anderson delivers a brilliant and riveting accou … GET BOOK
Fools, Frauds and Firebrands

Fools, Frauds and Firebrands [Roger Scruton]

  • Author : Roger Scruton
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Political Science
  • Total Pages : 304
  • ISBN-10 : 1408187353
The thinkers who have been most influential on the attitudes of the New Left are examined in this study by one of the leading critics of leftist orientatio … GET BOOK
Everyday Sexism

Everyday Sexism [Laura Bates]

  • Author : Laura Bates
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Social Science
  • Total Pages : 416
  • ISBN-10 : 1466876662
The Everyday Sexism Project was founded by writer and activist Laura Bates in April 2012. It began life as a website where people could share their experie … GET BOOK
Citizen Democracy

Citizen Democracy [Stephen E. Frantzich]

  • Author : Stephen E. Frantzich
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Political Science
  • Total Pages : 292
  • ISBN-10 : 0742573486
Apathy and antipathy toward politics are epidemic. Citizen Democracy provides the antidote. In this revised and updated edition, Stephen E. Frantzich portr … GET BOOK
The Moral Animal

The Moral Animal [Robert Wright]

  • Author : Robert Wright
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Psychology
  • Total Pages : 496
  • ISBN-10 : 0307772748
Are men literally born to cheat? Does monogamy actually serve women's interests? These are among the questions that have made The Moral Animal one of the m … GET BOOK
The Rise of Post-Modern Conservatism

The Rise of Post-Modern Conservatism [Matthew McManus]

  • Author : Matthew McManus
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Political Science
  • Total Pages : 255
  • ISBN-10 : 3030246825
This book is designed as a timely analysis of the rise of post-modern conservatism in many Western countries across the globe. It provides a theoretical ov … GET BOOK
The New Snobbery

The New Snobbery [David Skelton]

  • Author : David Skelton
  • Publisher : Biteback Publishing
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Political Science
  • Total Pages : 320
  • ISBN-10 : 1785906585
The Brexit referendum marked the first time in generations that the working class flexed its political muscle and helped to change the direction of the cou … GET BOOK
Identity Politics and Tribalism

Identity Politics and Tribalism [Nikos Sotirakopoulos]

  • Author : Nikos Sotirakopoulos
  • Publisher : Andrews UK Limited
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Total Pages : 235
  • ISBN-10 : 1788360680
Has the world gone mad?'…this is a question that we’ve heard time and again during the last years. Everyone is convinced that something is wrong with p … GET BOOK
Relovutionary

Relovutionary [Jonathon William King]

  • Author : Jonathon William King
  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Religion
  • Total Pages : 616
  • ISBN-10 : 1973690039
“RELOVUTIONARY’ clearly demonstrates that Jonny King has something of value to say to the church in these days. I commend his book to you.” —Jeff C … GET BOOK
The Magna Carta of Humanity

The Magna Carta of Humanity [Os Guinness]

  • Author : Os Guinness
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Religion
  • Total Pages : 288
  • ISBN-10 : 0830847162
What kind of revolution brings true freedom to both society and the human soul? Cultural observer Os Guinness contrasts the secular French Revolution with … GET BOOK
The Cancelling of America: Will She Survive?

The Cancelling of America: Will She Survive? [John D. Sanderson]

  • Author : John D. Sanderson
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Law
  • Total Pages : 164
  • ISBN-10 : 1663226016
There is a strong movement today to fundamentally transform America from a country of freedom, liberty, and justice to a nation of large government that co … GET BOOK
Irresistible Revolution

Irresistible Revolution [Matthew Lohmeier]

  • Author : Matthew Lohmeier
  • Publisher : Matthew Lohmeier
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Political Science
  • Total Pages : 211
  • ISBN-10 :
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 … GET BOOK
America the Great and Its Self-Destruction

America the Great and Its Self-Destruction [Wei Bin Zhang]

  • Author : Wei Bin Zhang
  • Publisher : Algora Publishing
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 272
  • ISBN-10 : 1628944781
The accelerating self-destruction of the United States cannot be hidden when the loss of productivity, loss of faith in government, enflamed identity polit … GET BOOK
Know. Be. Live.®

Know. Be. Live.® [John D. Basie]

  • Author : John D. Basie
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Religion
  • Total Pages : 240
  • ISBN-10 : 1637630220
Know. Be. Live.® is a groundbreaking work that addresses cultural challenges and potential solutions to making disciples of Generation Z. Over the last fe … GET BOOK
Mexican Drug Violence

Mexican Drug Violence [Teun Voeten]

  • Author : Teun Voeten
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Political Science
  • Total Pages : 438
  • ISBN-10 : 1664134166
“Brutally honest... a deeply extraordinary and original work.” - SEBASTIAN JUNGER. With an estimated 250,000 people killed in 15 years, the Mexican dru … GET BOOK
A Hunter-Gatherer's Guide to the 21st Century

A Hunter-Gatherer's Guide to the 21st Century [Heather Heying,Bret Weinstein]

  • Author : Heather Heying,Bret Weinstein
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Science
  • Total Pages : 320
  • ISBN-10 : 0593086899
A bold, provocative history of our species finds the roots of civilization’s success and failure in our evolutionary biology. We are living through the m … GET BOOK
Cultural Evolution

Cultural Evolution [Kevin McCaffree]

  • Author : Kevin McCaffree
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Social Science
  • Total Pages : 264
  • ISBN-10 : 1000523276
Since the dawn of social science, theorists have debated how and why societies appear to change, develop and evolve. Today, this question is pursued by sch … GET BOOK
When Texas Prison Scams Religion

When Texas Prison Scams Religion [Michael G. Maness]

  • Author : Michael G. Maness
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Social Science
  • Total Pages : 894
  • ISBN-10 : 1665543825
State ordained child torturer Minister prisoner represents the offices of the Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, TDCJ. Bryan Collier, TCBJ, and wardens throughout the p … GET BOOK
Discursive Psychology and Disability

Discursive Psychology and Disability [Jessica Nina Lester]

  • Author : Jessica Nina Lester
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Psychology
  • Total Pages : 220
  • ISBN-10 : 3030717607
This book explores how discursive psychology (DP) research can be applied to disability and the everyday and institutional constructions of bodymind differ … GET BOOK
Woke Religion: Unmasking the False Gospel of Social Justice

Woke Religion: Unmasking the False Gospel of Social Justice [Wes Carpenter]

  • Author : Wes Carpenter
  • Publisher : Ambassador International
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Political Science
  • Total Pages : 324
  • ISBN-10 : 1649601611
In today’s society, many, including Christians, want to be “woke.” But has woke become simply another religion, another ploy of Satan’s to shred th … GET BOOK