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The Resource Cynical theories : how universities made everything about race, gender, and identity - and why this harms everybody, Helen Pluckrose & James Lindsay

Cynical theories : how universities made everything about race, gender, and identity - and why this harms everybody, Helen Pluckrose & James Lindsay

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Cynical theories : how universities made everything about race, gender, and identity - and why this harms everybody
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Cynical theories
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how universities made everything about race, gender, and identity - and why this harms everybody
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Helen Pluckrose & James Lindsay
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eng
Summary
Have you heard that language is violence and that science is sexist? Have you read that certain people shouldn't practise 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? In Cynical Theories, Helen Pluckrose and James Lindsay document the evolution and the dogma behind these ideas. 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 marginalised 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
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VVML
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Pluckrose, Helen
Dewey number
306.09
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Lindsay, James A.
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  • Social history
  • Social history
  • Philosophy, Modern
  • Postmodernism
  • Deconstruction
  • Authoritarianism
  • Philosophy, Modern
Target audience
adult
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Cynical theories : how universities made everything about race, gender, and identity - and why this harms everybody, Helen Pluckrose & James Lindsay
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
000068058478
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
351 pages
Isbn
9781800750067
Isbn Type
(paperback)
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
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(OCoLC)1200259565
Label
Cynical theories : how universities made everything about race, gender, and identity - and why this harms everybody, Helen Pluckrose & James Lindsay
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000068058478
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
351 pages
Isbn
9781800750067
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1200259565

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