Philosophy and Social Criticism 47 (3):347-361 (2021)

Authors
Vittorio Bufacchi
University College Cork
Abstract
This article rejects the received view that Post-Truth is a new, unprecedented political phenomenon. By showing that Truth and Post-Truth share the same genesis, this article will submit the idea of a Consensus Theory of Post-Truth. Part 1 looks at the difference between Post-Truth, lies and bullshit. Part 2 suggests reasons behind the current preoccupation with Post-Truth. Part 3 focuses on Habermas’s influential consensus theory of truth to suggest that truth and Post-Truth have more in common than is generally assumed. Part 4 puts forward the Consensus Theory of Post-Truth. Part 5 suggests three ways to emasculate the potentially destructive effect of Post-Truth on democratic society.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories No categories specified
(categorize this paper)
Reprint years 2020, 2021
DOI 10.1177/0191453719896382
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 64,261
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

Truth and Truthfulness: An Essay in Genealogy.Bernard Williams - 2002 - Princeton: Princeton University Press.
When Truth Gives Out.Mark Richard - 2008 - Oxford University Press.

View all 20 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Lima Tesis tentang Politik Pasca Kebenaran (Five Theses on Post-Truth Politics).Zainul Maarif - 2019 - Prosiding Simposium FIlsafat: Politik Dan Anti Politik 2019:1-13.
Post-Truth as a Procrastination of Enlightenment.Jens Lemanski - 2018 - Studia Philosophica Estonica 11 (1):117-127.
On the Erosion of Democracy by Truth.Bradford Vivian - 2018 - Philosophy and Rhetoric 51 (4):416-440.
Foxes V. Lions. [REVIEW]Steve Baxi - 2019 - History of Human Sciences 1.
What to Do with Post-Truth.Lorna Finlayson - 2019 - Nordic Wittgenstein Review 8:63-79.
Democracy and Inquiry in the Post-Truth Era: A Pragmatist Solution.Daniel Labrador Montero - 2020 - Disputatio. Philosophical Research Bulletin 9 (13).
Post-Truth, Fear and Control Information: What Role for Law?Gianluigi Fioriglio - 2019 - Governare la Paura. Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies:105-105.
Post-Truth and Lie. Variations on Hannah Arendt.Francisco Javier Ansuátegui Roig - 2019 - Governare la Paura. Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies:19-19.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2020-03-01

Total views
31 ( #354,526 of 2,455,878 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
5 ( #143,415 of 2,455,878 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes