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The AIDS Conspiracy: Science Fights Back

Nicoli Nattrass

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231149136
eISBN:
9780231520256
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231149136.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Since the early days of the AIDS epidemic, many bizarre and dangerous hypotheses have been advanced to explain the origins of the disease. This book explores the social and political factors ... More


Digging Deeper into the Why: Cultural Dimensions of Climate Change Skepticism Among Scientists

Myanna Lahsen

in Climate Cultures: Anthropological Perspectives on Climate Change

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300198812
eISBN:
9780300213577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198812.003.0010
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

Based on ethnographic and archival research focused on U.S. climate science politics since the early 1990s, this chapter analyzes “contrarian” and more moderate, mainstream critics of the science ... More


“HIV Does Not Cause AIDS”: A Journey into AIDS Denialism

Seth C. Kalichman

in Pseudoscience: The Conspiracy Against Science

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262037426
eISBN:
9780262344814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037426.003.0019
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

HIV is a virus that causes AIDS. This fact is well established. And yet a vocal group of fringe scientists, freelance journalists, and Internet bloggers persistently deny the existence of HIV. AIDS ... More


Hero Scientists, Cultropreneurs, Living Icons, and Praise-Singers: AIDS Denialism as Community

Nicoli Nattrass

in The AIDS Conspiracy: Science Fights Back

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231149136
eISBN:
9780231520256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231149136.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter explores the different aspects of AIDS denialism—the idea that HIV science is wrong and that alternative healing modalities can cure AIDS. Christine Maggiore, the late HIV-positive ... More


Defending the Imprimatur of Science: Duesberg and the Medical Hypotheses Saga

Nicoli Nattrass

in The AIDS Conspiracy: Science Fights Back

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231149136
eISBN:
9780231520256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231149136.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter considers how the scientific community responded to Peter Duesberg's AIDS denialism. Particular attention is paid to the action taken against the journal Medical Hypotheses for ... More


The Conspiratorial Move and the Struggle for Evidence-Based Medicine

Nicoli Nattrass

in The AIDS Conspiracy: Science Fights Back

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231149136
eISBN:
9780231520256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231149136.003.0008
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter concludes the book by drawing parallels between the AIDS denialist movement and the anti-vaccination movement—another example of organized opposition to medical science which employs the ... More


Introduction: The Resonance Dilemma and Environmental Social Criticism

John M. Meyer

in Engaging the Everyday: Environmental Social Criticism and the Resonance Dilemma

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028905
eISBN:
9780262327107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028905.003.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Introduces central themes in the book Engaging the Everyday. The “resonance dilemma” is characterized as the gap between broad public concern for environmental challenges and lack of deep salience ... More


A State in Denial

Claire Laurier Decoteau

in Ancestors and Antiretrovirals: The Bio-Politics of HIV/AIDS in Post-Apartheid South Africa

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226064451
eISBN:
9780226064628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226064628.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter deconstructs former President Thabo Mbeki’s ‘AIDS denialism,’ and argues it can be understood as both a means of resolving the postcolonial paradox, and as a new construction of ... More


The Epistemology of Fake News

Sven Bernecker, Amy K. Flowerree, and Thomas Grundmann (eds)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780198863977
eISBN:
9780191896255
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198863977.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This volume consists of a series of essays on the epistemology of fake news, written by leading philosophers. The epistemology of fake news is a branch of applied epistemology, and an exercise in ... More


Enquiry and Normative Deviance: The Role of Fake News in Science Denialism

Filippo Ferrari and Sebastiano Moruzzi

in The Epistemology of Fake News

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780198863977
eISBN:
9780191896255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198863977.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

It is argued that science denialism brings about an aberrant form of enquiry that deviates in significant ways from the epistemic norms governing scientific enquiry. Science denialism doesn’t involve ... More


Preserving preservationism (about free will)

Oisín Deery

in Naturally Free Action

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780198789796
eISBN:
9780191916014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789796.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter addresses the question of how phenomenology might influence the reference conditions of the concept of free will. For descriptivists about reference, if the presentational content of ... More


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