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Post-Truth, Philosophy and Law

Edited by: Angela Condello, Tiziana Andina

ISBN13: 9781138324664
Published: May 2019
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
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In the wake of Brexit and Trump, the debate surrounding post-truth fills the newspapers and is at the center of the public debate. Democratic institutions and the rule of law have always been constructed and legitimized by discourses of truth. And so the issue of "post-truth" or "fake truth" can be regarded as a contemporary degeneration of that legitimacy. But what, precisely, is post-truth from a theoretical point of view? Can it actually change perceptions of law, of institutions and political power? And can it affect our understanding of society and social relations? What are its ideological premises? What are the technical conditions that foster it? And most importantly, does it have anything to teach lovers of the truth? Pursuing an interdisciplinary perspective, this book gathers both well-known and newer scholars from a range of subject areas, to engage in a philosophical interrogation of the relationship between truth and law.

List of Contributors
Post-Truth: What is it About? Introduction, by Tiziana Andina and Angela Condello
Davide Pala, A Political and Deliberative Virtue? The Epistemic Trust in Trustworthy Epistemic Authorities
Angela Condello, After the Ordeal. Law and the Age of Post-Truth
Elisabetta Galeotti, Believing Fake News
Jacopo Domenicucci, Can we trust post-truth? A Trojan Horse in liberal counterspeech.
Sanja Bojanic, Certain trouble: Mockumentaries and Truth
Diego Marconi, Fake news, the crisis of deference, and epistemic democracy
Sara Guindani, From Transparency to "Trumparency"
Luke Mason, Idealism, Empiricism, Pluralism, Law: Legal truth after modernity
Enrico Terrone, The Post-truth in Painting
Tracy B. Strong, Truth, Facts, Alternates and Persons: or, Whatever Has Happened to Post-modernism?
Tiziana Andina, Truth, Lies, and Post-truth
Maurizio Ferraris, Who Cares About Privacy? The Documedia Surplus Value