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Cynical theories: How Activist Scholarship Made Everything about Race, Gender, and Identity—and Why This Harms Everybody

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"Outlines the origin and evolution of postmodern thought over the last half century and argues that the unchecked spread and application of postmodern ideas -- from academia, to activist circles, to the public at large - presents an authoritarian ideological threat not only to liberal democracy but also to modernity itself"--
Have you heard that language is violence and that science is sexist? Been told that being obese is healthy, that there is no such thing as biological sex, or that only white people can be racist? Pluckrose and Lindsay document the evolution of the dogma that informs ideas like these, from its coarse origins in French postmodernism to its refinement within activist academic fields. Pluckrose and Lindsay warn that the unchecked proliferation of anti-Enlightenment beliefs present a threat not only to liberal democracy but also to modernity itself. -- adapted from jacket
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title_displayCynical theories : how activist scholarship made everything about race, gender, and identity-and why this harms everybody
title_fullCynical Theories How Activist Scholarship Made Everything about Race, Gender, and Identity—and Why This Harms Everybody
Cynical theories : how activist scholarship made everything about race, gender, and identity-and why this harms everybody / Helen Pluckrose and James Lindsay
title_shortCynical theories
title_subHow Activist Scholarship Made Everything about Race, Gender, and Identity—and Why This Harms Everybody
topic_facetAuthoritarianism
Education
Nonfiction
Philosophy, Modern
Postmodernism
Sociology