The problem of post-truth : rethinking the relationship between truth and politics

"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 di
"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 relativ- ism and "post-truth", we must conceptualise the relationship between truth and politics differently by starting from a "non-sovereign" understanding of truth.
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Author:Frieder Vogelmann
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30:3-510802
DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.6094/behemoth.2018.11.2.986
ISSN:1866-2447
ISSN:2191-7582
Parent Title (English):Behemoth
Publisher:Universität, Br. : Univ.-Bibl.
Place of publication:Freiburg
Document Type:Article
Language:English
Year of Completion:2018
Year of first Publication:2018
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2019/10/10
Tag:Hannah Arendt; John Rawls; authoritarianism; political epistemology; post-truth; relativism; truth
SWD-Keyword:Arendt, Hannah; Erkenntnistheorie; Rawls, John; Relativismus; Wahrheit
Volume:11
Issue:2
Pagenumber:20
First Page:18
Last Page:37
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The problem of post-truth : rethinking the relationship between truth and politics von Frieder Vogelmann ist lizenziert unter einer Creative Commons CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 Namensnennung - Nicht kommerziell, Keine Bearbeitung
Institutes:Gesellschaftswissenschaften
Dewey Decimal Classification:300 Sozialwissenschaften
320 Politikwissenschaft
Sammlungen:Universitätspublikationen
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung-Nicht kommerziell - Keine Bearbeitung 4.0

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