Truth, lies and tweets: a consensus theory of post-truth

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dc.contributor.author Bufacchi, Vittorio
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-20T13:03:40Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-20T13:03:40Z
dc.date.issued 2020-01-14
dc.identifier.citation Bufacchi, V. (2020) 'Truth, lies and tweets: A Consensus Theory of Post-Truth', Philosophy & Social Criticism, doi: 10.1177/0191453719896382 en
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en
dc.identifier.endpage 15 en
dc.identifier.issn 0191-4537
dc.identifier.issn 1461-734X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/9675
dc.identifier.doi 10.1177/0191453719896382 en
dc.description.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. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Sage Publications en
dc.relation.uri https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0191453719896382
dc.rights © The Author 2020. Sage Publications en
dc.subject Consensus en
dc.subject Donald Trump en
dc.subject Hannah Arendt en
dc.subject Lies and bullshit en
dc.subject Post-Truth en
dc.subject Jürgen Habermas en
dc.title Truth, lies and tweets: a consensus theory of post-truth en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Vittorio Bufacchi, Philosophy, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: vbufacchi@philosophy.ucc.ie en
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dc.date.updated 2020-02-20T12:57:39Z
dc.description.version Accepted Version en
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dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Philosophy and Social Criticism en
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dc.internal.IRISemailaddress v.bufacchi@ucc.ie en
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