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Epistemic Closure

In Defense of Jargon

Colleen Glenney Boggs | Posted 01.27.2013 | Media
Colleen Glenney Boggs

Why does jargon have such power? How does it draw our attention to itself and away from the things it is describing? Why, that is, does jargon itself seem to bring about "epistemic closure"?

The Closing of the American (Right's) Mind

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

Conservative Republicans passionately believe that they represent a group of people who have been targeted by a popular culture and set of liberal elites.

Have Conservatives Gone Mad?

The Atlantic | Marc Ambinder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Serious thinkers on the right have finally gotten around to a full and open debate on the epistemic closure problem that's plaguing the conservative m...

The Closing of the American (Right's) Mind, Part II

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

The growing gravitation of authoritarians to the Republican Party over the past generation is an important determinant in understanding the closed feed-back loop of the current right-wing information environment.