Topic: Conspiracy Thinking: A Rational Guide to Thinking Irrationally
We live in an age of conspiracy thinking. This short talk suggests why so many people are inclined to believe that there are deep and dark forces at work in our society beneath the surface of conventional reality.
Speaker: Dr. Simon Devereaux, Department of History, Faculty of Humanities, University of Victoria
Thursday, February 18th from 10:00 to 11:00 am Pacific Time
Simon Devereaux was born and raised in Nepean, Ontario. He received his BA in History and Political Science from the University of Toronto in 1989, and stayed there to pursue an MA (1990) and a PhD (1997) in British history. Before moving to Victoria in July 2004, he served as Lecturer in British History at the University of Queensland, Australia. He is one of three historians of Britain in the U Vic History department, where — in addition to teaching the survey courses in the subject — he teaches courses on the eighteenth century, on the history of the monarchy, and on the history of homicide and capital punishment.
This is a free live webinar brought to you by the JCCV.