Post-truth, Fake News: Viral Modernity And Higher Education by Michael A. PetersPost-truth, Fake News: Viral Modernity And Higher Education by Michael A. Peters

Post-truth, Fake News: Viral Modernity And Higher Education

byMichael A. PetersEditorSharon Rider, Mats Hyvönen

Hardcover | March 1, 2018

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This edited collection brings together international authors to discuss the meaning and purpose of higher education in a "post-truth" world. The editors and authors argue that notions such as "fact" and "evidence" in a post-truth era must be understood not only politically, but also socially and epistemically. The essays philosophically examine the post-truth environment and its impact on education with respect to our most basic ideas of what universities, research and education are or should be. The book brings together authors working in Australia, China, Croatia, Romania, Canada, New Zealand, Portugal, Sweden, UK and USA.

Michael A. Peters is Professor of Education at the University of Waikato and Emeritus Professor of Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. With interests in education, philosophy and social policy, he has written over sixty books. He has acted as an advisor to governments in Scotland, NZ, South Africa and the EU. H...
Title:Post-truth, Fake News: Viral Modernity And Higher EducationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:224 pagesPublished:March 1, 2018Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9811080127

ISBN - 13:9789811080128


Table of Contents

Post-Truth, Fake News: Viral Modernity & Higher Education.- What Can Philosophy Teach Us About the Post-Truth Condition.- On Knowing How to Tell the Truth.- "The Solution to Poor Opinions is More Opinions": Peircean Pragmatist Tactics for the Epistemic Long Game.- Wisdom's Limit: Truth, Failure, and the Contemporary University.- The History and Practice of Lying in Public Life.- Donald Trump and the Politics of Lying.- Post-Truth and Critical Pedagogy of Trust.- Post-Truth and the Journalist's Ethos.- As a Matter of Fact: Journalism and Scholarship in the Post-Truth Era.- Don't Bring Truth to a Gunfight: Pedagogy, Force, and Decision.- Education in a Post-Truth World.- A Level Playing Field? Complicit Meritocracy in a Post-Truth Era.- Beyond Truth and Non-Truth.- Changing the World One Premise at a Time: Argument, Imagination and Post-Truth.- The Complexity of Post-Truth in Research: An Indigenous Speculation.- What is the role of Higher Education in the Age of Fake News?.