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Contents List of Contributors vii Foreword ix 1 An Introduction to the Philosophical Debate about Conspiracy Theories 1 David Coady 2 The Conspiracy Theory of Society 13 Karl R. Popper 3 Popper Revisited, or What is Wrong with Conspiracy Theories? 17 Charles Pigden 4 Of Conspiracy Theories 47 Brian L. Keeley 5 Living with the Conspiracy 65 Lee Basham 6 Conspiracy Theories and Conspiracy Theorizing 81 Steve Clarke 7 Malevolent Global Conspiracy 99 Lee Basham 8 Nobody Expects the Spanish Inquisition! More Thoughts on Conspiracy Theory 116 Brian L. Keeley 9 Conspiracy Theories and Official Stories 123 David Coady 10 Appealing to the Fundamental Attribution Error: Was it All a Big Mistake? 135 Steve Clarke 11 Afterthoughts on Conspiracy Theory: Resilience and Ubiquity 141 Lee Basham 12 Complots of Mischief 147 Charles Pigden 13 The Pragmatic Rejection of Conspiracy Theories 175 David Coady Index 179
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