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Jason Stanley

Jacob Urowsky Professor of Philosophy at Yale University, has focused his research in the area of philosophy of language and epistemology and, from this standpoint, has engaged in interdisciplinary exploration of questions in the fields of political philosophy, linguistics, and the cognitive sciences, for example the language of propaganda. He obtained a PhD in Philosophy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and continued his academic career as a lecturer at Oxford, Cornell, and Rutgers universities. Among his books are Knowledge and Practical Interests (Oxford University Press, 2005), How Propaganda Works (Princeton University Press, 2016) and, recently, the first of his books to be translated into Spanish, How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them (Penguin Random House, 2018). In this work he describes and analyses the mechanisms used by fascism to come to power and organise our lives. Jason Stanley writes regularly for The Stone, the widely read philosophy section of The New York Times, and he has received numerous awards, among them the American Philosophical Association Book Prize (2007) and the PROSE Award (2016).

Update: 23 July 2019


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Lecture by Jason Stanley

How Fascim Works. The Politics of Us and Them