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Author Fuller, Steve, 1959- author

Title Post-truth : knowledge as a power game / Steve Fuller
Published London : Anthem Press, 2018
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Description 1 online resource (207 pages.)
Series Key issues in modern sociology
Key issues in modern sociology.
Contents Introduction: Science and Politics in a Post-Truth Era: Pareto's Hidden Hand -- Chapter One: Brexit: Political Expertise Confronts the Will of the People -- Chapter Two: What Philosophy Does and Does Not Teach Us about the Post-Truth Condition -- Chapter Three: Sociology and Science and Technology Studies as Post-Truth Sciences -- Chapter Four: The Post-Truth about Academia: Undiscovered Public Knowledge -- Appendix: Prolegomena To A Deep History of 'Information Overload' -- Chapter Five: Science Customisation: A Project for the Post-Truth Condition -- Chapter Six: The Performance of Politics and Science on the Playing Field of Time -- Chapter Seven: Forecasting: The Future as the Post-Truth Playground -- The Argument in A Nutshell -- Glossary -- References -- Index
Summary 'Post-truth', Oxford Dictionary's 2016 word of the year, appears to cover only the turn away from reason in contemporary politics. In fact the truth behind 'post-truth' is historically and philosophically more complex. As Fuller shows in this book, it reaches into the nature of knowledge itself
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-203) and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Knowledge, Sociology of.
Power (Social sciences)
Truth.
Truthfulness and falsehood.
Political culture -- History -- 21st century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781783086955 (electronic bk.)
1783086955 (electronic bk.)