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New book about Post-Truth

I'm hoping that folks might be interested in my new book POST-TRUTH (MIT Press, 2018), where I make a big nod in the direction of writing philosophy for a general audience. It's really troubled me that philosophers haven't taken a more active role these days in pushing back (and educating) the public about "truth" and "facts" now that these topics are in the news on a daily basis. Harry Frankfurt did us proud with ON BULLSHIT, but I feel that we may need a whole new category now with Trump. I…See More
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New book about Post-Truth

Posted on March 8, 2018 at 8:58am 0 Comments

I'm hoping that folks might be interested in my new book POST-TRUTH (MIT Press, 2018), where I make a big nod in the direction of writing philosophy for a general audience. It's really troubled me that philosophers haven't taken a more active role these days in pushing back (and educating) the public about "truth" and "facts" now that these topics are in the news on a daily basis. Harry Frankfurt did us proud with ON BULLSHIT, but I feel that we may need a whole new category now with Trump.…

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New philosophy website devoted to "making philosophy matter"

Posted on September 14, 2015 at 10:34am 0 Comments

I'd like to let everyone know about a new philosophy website called THE CRITIQUE, run by an energetic graduate student out of British Columbia, which is devoted to featuring philosophical work that can make a difference in public affairs. He did an excellent issue a few months back on police shootings and now has a new one on the vaccine "controversy," featuring four papers by philosophers (including one by me) that are accessible to the general public. He is looking for more readers but…

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At 1:20pm on December 18, 2011, Public Philosophy Network Admin said…

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At 1:18pm on December 18, 2011, Sharon M. Meagher said…

Welcome, Lee!  I hope that you'll particularly contribute to the general forums on our home page that raise the kinds of questions that you discuss in your Chronicle article.  You may post the article in the forum, or contact me for help. We also posted a link to your article on our facebook page.  Thanks,  Sharon

 
 
 

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