Reasons Why Post-truth Claims Are Plausible, and Evidence That They Are Not true

It’s no coincidence that Walter Lippmann’s seminal book on public opinion starts with Plato’s cave.

Part I.

“The world that we have to deal with is out of reach, out of sight, out of mind. It has to be explored, reported, and imagined. [The media dominate this creation of pictures in our heads, because] they are the principal connection between events in the world and the images in the minds of the public.”

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Essays about why we believe what we do, how post-truth societies come to a public understanding about truth, and how we might do better.

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Maarten van Doorn

Maarten van Doorn

PhD philosophy. Essays about why we believe what we do, how societies come to a public understanding about truth, and how we might do better (crazy times)

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