28 minutes | Apr 16, 2020

302: It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World. Or Is It?

Learn about the "Mean World Syndrome" and how the world is actually safer than you think. Topics: Mean World Syndrome, George Gerbner, Logical Fallacies, Aristotle, Serial Killer's Apprentice Further reading: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mean_world_syndrome https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Gerbner https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-0E4qHqZ5o https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fallacy https://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/relationships/the-rise-of-mean-world-syndrome-in-social-media/article21481089/ https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/oscars-la-la-land-moonlight-arab-muslim-actor-audition-terrorist-i-am-done-a7595261.html https://www.cleveland.com/metro/2010/01/gun_bullets_knives_pulled_from.html https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1997/05/the-man-who-counts-the-killings/376850/ https://www.nytimes.com/2006/01/03/obituaries/george-gerbner-86-researcher-who-studied-violence-on-tv-is-dead.html https://www.wsj.com/articles/new-york-citys-murder-rate-hit-new-low-in-2018-11546559793 https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2019/10/17/facts-about-crime-in-the-u-s/ https://www.txstate.edu/philosophy/resources/fallacy-definitions/Equivocation.html https://www2.palomar.edu/users/bthompson/Secundum%20Quid.html https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qb-h0sXkH4 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/philosophyofcrime/support
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