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America's post-truth phenomenon, when feelings and opinions trump facts and evidence, C.G. Prado, editor

This book presents critical expert perspectives on the post-truth phenomenon that has infiltrated the U.S. political system, media, and populace, including its authoritarian implications for the nation, and how we can differentiate between truth and post-truth. Chapters discuss the historical and social events that initiated and developed post-truth, why some people are more prone than others to accept and perpetuate post-truth, and post-truth as a threat to democracy
Table Of Contents
Preface / C.G. Prado -- Introduction: the new subjectivism / C.G. Prado -- Truth claims, interpretation, and addiction to conviction / Mark Kingwell -- Because I say so : media authenticity in the age of post-truth and fake news / Greg Kelly -- Post-truth : Marcuse and new forms of social control / Lisa Portmess -- Extraordinary popular delusions and the manipulation of crowds / Sergio Sismondo -- The post-truth temperament : what makes belief stray from evidence? : and what can bring them back together? / Juan Pablo Bermadez -- Reality for the people / Khadija Coxon -- Truth and trolling / Jason Hannan -- Truth, post-truth, and subscriptions : consensus, truth, and social norms in algorithmic media / Alex Leitch -- Lords of mendacity / Paul Fairfield -- Losing the feel for truth in post-truth "democracies" : when macro data harvesting and micro-targeting befuddle democratic thought / Chris Beeman -- Brazen new world : a peircean approach to post-truth / Mark Migotti -- The fallacy of post-truth / Lawrie McFarlane -- About the editor and contributors -- Index
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
1 online resource (ix, 215 pages)
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