Verità e Post-Verità: dall'Indagine alla Post-Indagine

Bologna: 1088 Press & Bononia University Press. Edited by Sebastiano Moruzzi (2020)
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In this book, we interpret post-truth as a multifaceted phenomenon which involves fake news, emotion-driven rhetoric (vs fact-driven discussion), credulism in the social-media, conspiracy theories and scientific denialism. We develop three models intended to represent the multifaceted nature of post-truth in terms of deviated forms of enquiry – which we label “post-enquiries”. The first form of post-enquiry posits the existence of alternative facts; the second prioritizes emotions over facts; the third limits the scope of the norms of enquiry. We elaborate on the third model in relation to scientific denialism and we apply it to analyse the case of flat-earthism

Author Profiles

Filippo Ferrari
University of Bologna
Sebastiano Moruzzi
University of Bologna


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