The Problem of Post-Truth. Rethinking the Relationship between Truth and Politics

Download Edit this record How to cite View on PhilPapers
‘Post-truth’ is a failed concept, both epistemically and politically because its simplification of the relationship between truth and politics cripples our understanding and encourages authoritarianism. This makes the diagnosis of our ‘post-truth era’ as dangerous to democratic politics as relativism with its premature disregard for truth. In order to take the step beyond relativism and ‘post-truth’, we must conceptualise the relationship between truth and politics differently by starting from a ‘non-sovereign’ understanding of truth.
PhilPapers/Archive ID
Upload history
Archival date: 2018-12-14
View other versions
Added to PP index

Total views
295 ( #16,339 of 53,010 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
87 ( #5,987 of 53,010 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads since first upload
This graph includes both downloads from PhilArchive and clicks on external links on PhilPapers.