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    On Deconstruction and Education in a Post-Truth World


    Malllia, Matthew (2018) On Deconstruction and Education in a Post-Truth World. NPPSH Reflections, 2. pp. 42-55. ISSN 2565-6031

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    Abstract

    In the context of the presidential election in the United States and the EU referendum in the UK, Oxford showed the term ‘post-truth’ gaining immense popularity, especially in conjunction with ‘politics’ and ‘society’; by the end of 2016 Oxford Dictionaries declared it as the word of the year (English Oxford Living Dictionaries, 2018). Post-truth is an adjective which refers to ‘circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief’, and even though the concept has been around for centuries, several philosophers have resorted to blaming postmodernism for our ‘post-truth’ politics.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: NPPSH; Deconstruction; Education; Post-Truth World;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts,Celtic Studies and Philosophy > Research Institutes > An Foras Feasa
    Item ID: 10841
    Depositing User: NPPSH Editor
    Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2019 17:10
    Journal or Publication Title: NPPSH Reflections
    Publisher: Maynooth Academic Publishing
    Refereed: Yes
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