On the Definition and Effect of Conspiracy Theories with David Hahn

Starts
Friday, October 20th 2017 at 7:00 pm
Ends
Friday, October 20th 2017 at 8:30 pm
Location
Center for Inquiry, 1310 Sweet Home Road, Amherst, NY

Friday, October 20 is Openly Secular Day, and what better way to celebrate than a lecture on conspiracy theories at CFI WNY!

This talk proposes a definition of “conspiracy theory” in order to better identify them and discern them from conspiracy facts, or “theories of conspiracy.”

It explains that while we may regard conspiracy theories and those who believe in them as harmless at best, or just socially isolating at worst, the widespread belief in them can be both dangerous to the individual and society.

Dave Hahn is currently a PhD candidate in philosophy at the University at Buffalo. He is also an adjunct at SUNY Geneseo where he teaches philosophy and a course called “Skepticism, Conspiracy Theories, and Critical Thinking.” He lives in Buffalo.

General Admission: $5
CFI Planet Level Members & higher: FREE
Students: FREE

For further information call or text John Barrett at 716-238-3821 or contact him by email at wnycoordinator@centerforinquiry.net