Cynical Theories: Living in a Woke World

October 10, 2020
Online (Members Only)
2 p.m. ET

Cynical Theories: Living in a Woke World

Learn How to Navigate Wokeness with the Help of Two Expert Guides: Helen Pluckrose and James Lindsay

Sick of getting harassed by “woke” ideas?

Worried about oppressive worldviews becoming entrenched in academia and American culture in the name of social justice?

You’re not the only one.

Scholars Helen Pluckrose and James Lindsay are, too. And they’re fighting back.

In 2018 they made international headlines—including on the front page of the New York Times—for spearheading the “Grievance Studies Affair.” They exposed the problems in “social justice” scholarship…and the incoherence of woke ideas…by publishing bogus academic papers in peer-reviewed journals.

And their new book, Cynical Theories, has already become an Amazon #1 bestseller and received high praise from the likes of Steven Pinker and Ayaan Hirsi Ali.

In this exclusive webinar, Pluckrose and Lindsay will walk you through the realities, inconsistencies, and hidden dangers of critical theories—and show you the practical strategies for offering something better.

These are no right-wing warriors. Both are self-described left-leaning liberals alarmed by the ways activism has corrupted scholarship.

The question is: Will we listen?

Join us Saturday, October 10, at 2 p.m. ET for this exclusive webinar. Bring your questions, because Lindsay and Pluckrose will answer them in real time.

You must be a student member of ISI to attend. Members will also receive a recording of the webinar.

About Helen Pluckrose

Helen Pluckrose Helen Pluckrose is a liberal political and cultural writer and speaker. She is the editor of Areo Magazine and the author of many popular essays on postmodernism, critical theory, liberalism, secularism, and feminism. She is the coauthor, with James Lindsay, of the new book Cynical Theories: How Activist Scholarship Made Everything about Race, Gender, and Identity―and Why This Harms Everybody. Today she is an exile from the humanities, where she researched late medieval and early modern religious writing by and for women.

About James Lindsay

James LindsayJames Lindsay is a mathematician with a background in physics. He is the author of Everybody is Wrong About God, and his essays have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, Philosophers’ Magazine, Scientific American, and Time. He led the Grievance Studies Affair probe that made international headlines in 2018. He cowrote Cynical Theories with Helen Pluckrose.