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Precis of How Propaganda Works

Stanley, Jason (2016) Precis of How Propaganda Works. THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science, 31 (3). pp. 287-294. ISSN 2171-679X

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The overarching goal of How Propaganda Works is to provide an argument that democracy requires material equality. My aim was to forge an argument for this view without premises about morality or justice. I do so by arguing that material inequality, like other forms of inequality, has pernicious epistemic effects. Inequality results in anti-democratic flawed ideologies, such as the ideology of meritocracy, and the ideology underlying the division of labor, the subjects of the last two chapters. Propaganda plays crucial roles both in preventing us from recognizing these epistemic harms, in the form of demagoguery, and in repairing them, in the form of civic rhetoric.


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Item Type: Published Article or Volume
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Stanley, Jasonjason.stanley@yale.edu
Additional Information: ISSN: 0495-4548 (print)
Keywords: propaganda, ideology, social philosophy, political philosophy, democracy, material equality
Subjects: General Issues > Rhetoric of Science
General Issues > Science and Society
Specific Sciences > Sociology
General Issues > Values In Science
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email theoria@ehu.es
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2016 19:46
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2016 19:46
Item ID: 12633
Journal or Publication Title: THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science
Publisher: Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea / Universidad del País Vasco
Official URL: http://www.ehu.eus/ojs/index.php/THEORIA/article/v...
DOI or Unique Handle: https://doi.org/10.1387/theoria.16512
Subjects: General Issues > Rhetoric of Science
General Issues > Science and Society
Specific Sciences > Sociology
General Issues > Values In Science
Date: 1 September 2016
Page Range: pp. 287-294
Volume: 31
Number: 3
ISSN: 2171-679X
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/12633

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