• Politics of Truth

    Politics of Truth


The collection "Politics of Truth," edited by Gerald Posselt and Sergej Seitz, analyzes the relation of truth and politics from a historical and systematic perspective. According to the popular diagnosis of a "post-truth age," truth seems currently under attack in the political realm. This diagnosis, however, is but a symptom of a broader problematization of truth that calls for theoretical scrutiny. Against the common tendency of conceiving truth and politics as mutually exclusive terms, the contributions of this collection proceed from Foucault's assumption that truth and politics are intrinsically interlinked with each other. Every epoch, culture, and society has its specific politics of truth that have to be examined if we want to understand the current predicament of truth.

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Latour, Foucault, and Post-Truth: The Role and Function of Critique in the Era of the Truth Crisis

Latour, Foucault, and Post-Truth: The Role and Function of Critique in the Era of the Truth Crisis

Matthias Flatscher and Sergej Seitz

2020-06-05 Volume 6 • Issue 1 • 2020 • 1–23

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Should Critique be Tamed by Realism? A Defense of Radical Critiques of Reason

Should Critique be Tamed by Realism? A Defense of Radical Critiques of Reason

Frieder Vogelmann

2019-08-21 Volume 5 • Issue 1 • 2019 • 1–34

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Collection: Politics of Truth

'Nietzsche', 'Perspektivismus', 'Postfaktizität': Drei Perspektiven

'Nietzsche', 'Perspektivismus', 'Postfaktizität': Drei Perspektiven

Jakob Dellinger

2019-10-18 Volume 5 • Issue 1 • 2019 • 1–33

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Fact-Checking and Truth-Telling in an Age of Alternative Facts

Fact-Checking and Truth-Telling in an Age of Alternative Facts

Linda M. G. Zerilli

2020-03-02 Volume 6 • Issue 1 • 2020 • 1–22

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Algorithmic Decision-Making, Spectrogenic Profiling, and Hyper-Facticity in the Age of Post-Truth

Algorithmic Decision-Making, Spectrogenic Profiling, and Hyper-Facticity in the Age of Post-Truth

Richard Weiskopf

2020-03-09 Volume 6 • Issue 1 • 2020 • 1–37

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Collection: Politics of Truth

Collection: Algorithmic Governmentality