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« On nous cache tout, on nous dit rien… » : les théories du complot au défi de l’épistémologie, de l’esprit critique et de « l’auto-défense intellectuelle »

Abstract : While the Republic is hit in its core values by terrorist acts perpetrated by "its own children", School must provide a concrete and thoughtful response to what motivates distrust of its institutions. By their manipulative and lying nature, conspiracy theories constitute one of the factors of these deviations, also by their propensity to fuel the permanent suspicion of information while pretending to publish "truths about the world". In a context marked by the digital revolution and the development of the Internet, Digital Natives seem to be particularly vulnerable. Through this study, we’ll confront the elements of understanding and development of conspiracy theories with what bases the knowledge corroboration, through the precepts enacted by epistemology, and as thought in understood scientific world - from the Latin scientia : "knowledge". The experimental protocol referred to this Thesis aims at opening up, on the basis of these theoretical elements, prospects for responding to these malicious rhetorics through the transmission of tools to enable students to mobilize critical thinking and promote their "intellectual self-defense" : a real challenge...
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Benjamin Belghit. « On nous cache tout, on nous dit rien… » : les théories du complot au défi de l’épistémologie, de l’esprit critique et de « l’auto-défense intellectuelle ». Education. 2017. ⟨dumas-01757240⟩

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