Substance 50 (3):188-200 (2021)

Authors
John Wilkinson
Cardiff University
Abstract
The title of Outsider Theory is artfully contrived. By the end of the book, it figures as a near tautology, for Jonathan Eburne here contributes to the study of knowledge production a disclosure of high theory’s intimacy with unrespectable systems of ideas. These systems include the outsider science of Velikovsky’s Worlds in Collision, the amalgam of outsider science and the pick’n’mix theology that is Scientology, and gnostic fictions that tease with a key to all mysteries such as The Da Vinci Code. The book’s first origin story, one out of many, is related in its Preface, with Eburne’s purchase of a large library of popular esoterica, “hundreds upon hundreds of titles” found on Craigslist; this library was...
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1353/sub.2021.0036
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 69,160
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

The Terror of Being Destroyed.Jonathan Eburne - 2015 - Critical Philosophy of Race 3 (2):259-283.
Insider / Outsider Status: Reflections on Cross-Cultural Interviewing.Sharan B. Merriam & Mazanah Muhamad - 2000 - Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines 19 (3):34-43.
Large Cardinals, Inner Models, and Determinacy: An Introductory Overview.P. D. Welch - 2015 - Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 56 (1):213-242.
Positioning Theory and Intellectual Interventions.Patrick Baert - 2012 - Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 42 (3):304-324.
Why the History of Ideas Needs More Than Just Ideas.Jonathan Floyd - 2011 - Intellectual History Review 21 (1):27-42.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2021-11-18

Total views
6 ( #1,129,525 of 2,499,389 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
3 ( #209,670 of 2,499,389 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes