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Post-truth, Lee McIntyre

Label
Post-truth
Title
Post-truth
Statement of responsibility
Lee McIntyre
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Are we living in a post-truth world, where "alternative facts" replace actual facts and feelings have more weight than evidence? How did we get here? In this volume in the MIT Press Essential Knowledge series, Lee McIntyre traces the development of the post-truth phenomenon from science denial through the rise of "fake news," from our psychological blind spots to the public's retreat into information silos. What, exactly, is post-truth? Is it wishful thinking, political spin, mass delusion, bold-faced lying? McIntyre analyzes recent examples--claims about inauguration crowd size, crime statistics, and the popular vote--and finds that post-truth is an assertion of ideological supremacy by which its practitioners try to compel someone to believe something regardless of the evidence. Yet post-truth didn't begin with the 2016 election; the denial of scientific facts about smoking, evolution, vaccines, and climate change offers a road map for more widespread fact denial. Add to this the wired-in cognitive biases that make us feel that our conclusions are based on good reasoning even when they are not, the decline of traditional media and the rise of social media, and the emergence of fake news as a political tool, and we have the ideal conditions for post-truth. McIntyre also argues provocatively that the right wing borrowed from postmodernism--specifically, the idea that there is no such thing as objective truth--in its attacks on science and facts. McIntyre argues that we can fight post-truth, and that the first step in fighting post-truth is to understand it"--
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Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McIntyre, Lee C
Dewey number
121
Index
index present
LC call number
BD171
LC item number
.M39 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The MIT Press Essential Knowledge Series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Truth
  • Truthfulness and falsehood
  • Truth
  • Truthfulness and falsehood
  • Faktizität
  • Massenmedien
  • Neue Medien
  • Politik
  • Unwahrheit
  • Wahrheit
  • 08.25 contemporary western philosophy (20th and 21th century)
Label
Post-truth, Lee McIntyre
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What is post-truth? -- Science denial as a road map for understanding post-truth -- The roots of cognitive bias -- The decline of traditional media -- The rise of social media and the problem of fake news -- Did post-modernism lead to post-truth? -- Fighting post-truth
Control code
1002297524
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
xvi, 216 pages
Isbn
9780262535045
Lccn
2017034497
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027921758
System control number
(OCoLC)1002297524
Label
Post-truth, Lee McIntyre
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What is post-truth? -- Science denial as a road map for understanding post-truth -- The roots of cognitive bias -- The decline of traditional media -- The rise of social media and the problem of fake news -- Did post-modernism lead to post-truth? -- Fighting post-truth
Control code
1002297524
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
xvi, 216 pages
Isbn
9780262535045
Lccn
2017034497
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027921758
System control number
(OCoLC)1002297524

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