Free Download [Ebooks Book] ✓ Post-Truth (The MIT Press Essential Knowledge series) - by Lee McIntyre º


  • Title: Post-Truth (The MIT Press Essential Knowledge series)
  • Author: Lee McIntyre
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  • Page: 347
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  • Are we living in a post truth world, where alternative facts replace actual facts and feelings have weight than evidence How did we get here In this volume in the MIT Press Essential Knowledge series, Lee McIntyre traces the development of the post truth phenomenon from science denial through the rise of fake news, from our psychological blind spots to the publAre we living in a post truth world, where alternative facts replace actual facts and feelings have weight than evidence How did we get here In this volume in the MIT Press Essential Knowledge series, Lee McIntyre traces the development of the post truth phenomenon from science denial through the rise of fake news, from our psychological blind spots to the public s retreat into information silos What, exactly, is post truth Is it wishful thinking, political spin, mass delusion, bold faced lying McIntyre analyzes recent examples claims about inauguration crowd size, crime statistics, and the popular vote and finds that post truth is an assertion of ideological supremacy by which its practitioners try to compel someone to believe something regardless of the evidence Yet post truth didn t begin with the 2016 election the denial of scientific facts about smoking, evolution, vaccines, and climate change offers a road map for widespread fact denial Add to this the wired in cognitive biases that make us feel that our conclusions are based on good reasoning even when they are not, the decline of traditional media and the rise of social media, and the emergence of fake news as a political tool, and we have the ideal conditions for post truth McIntyre also argues provocatively that the right wing borrowed from postmodernism specifically, the idea that there is no such thing as objective truth in its attacks on science and facts.McIntyre argues that we can fight post truth, and that the first step in fighting post truth is to understand it.
    Lee McIntyre
    My goal is to write philosophy that matters something that engages the mind and connects with an issue that we all care about Sometimes this means I ll need to pursue an argument such as in my latest book Respecting Truth, which is about the problem of science denial and sometimes it means I want to tell a story such as in my current manuscript, which is a novel entitled The Sin Eater It gets me excited when I reach an audience who may never have thought they would like philosophy, but it speaks to them These days I still do some philosophical scholarship and even teach part time but most days I can be found at my desk writing, with two big German Shepherds snoring at my feet.


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