Johan Farkas mapped post-truth discourses comprehensively and subjected them to a searching examination in his book with Jannick Schou. In this episode and the one that follows, we touch upon the understanding of democracy that is implicit in the mainstream post-truth narrative, the predicament and role of journalism, social media and filter bubbles, the lessons of Covid-19 and a host of related issues.
- Democracy is not first and foremost about truth
- The real crisis of liberal democracy
- The predicament and role of journalism
- Filter bubbles and echo chambers: real or metaphorical?
- Misdiagnosis leads to the wrong remedy
See my article in The Philosophical Salon for links to many of the sources discussed in the episode.
Post-truth, Fake news and Democracy: Mapping the Politics of Falsehood. Johan Farkas and Jannick Schou. Routledge.