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America's post-truth phenomenon : when feelings and opinions trump facts and evidence

Author: C G Prado
Publisher: Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2018]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
America's post-truth phenomenon.
Santa Barbara : Praeger, [2018]
(DLC) 2018001372
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: C G Prado
ISBN: 9781440862731 1440862737
OCLC Number: 1021055367
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 215 pages)
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.
Responsibility: C.G. Prado, editor.

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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.

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