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All you need to know about… The social basis of conspiracy theories *

The landing on the moon, 9/11 or the deep state. Hidden alliances could be everywhere according to obscure websites, distrustful politicians and many others. Why do people believe in conspiracy theories? (language: English)

Program information
Date Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Time 12:45-13:45
Location Black Box, Esplanade Building, Tilburg University
Admission Free
Speaker Peter Achterberg, professor of Sociology, Tilburg University.
Contact Has Klerx (Academic Forum).
Organisation Academic Forum
*Certificate This activity may count towards the Certificate Academic Forum

The landing on the moon, 9/11 or the deep state. According to obscure websites, distrustful politicians and many others, hidden alliances can be everywhere. Sometimes people have good reasons to mistrust the proclaimed truth, but mostly they arrive at complete nonsense. Why do they believe in conspiracy theories? And why are these people used to think more often in conspiracies than other people? Do these theories also have a social function? 

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31 October 12.45 hrs at the Black Box, Esplanade building
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When: 26 September 2017 12:45

End date: 26 September 2017 13:45