March 04, 2020 |
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In an age of alternative facts, fact-checking has become almost second nature to critical thinkers who are concerned with the consequences of post-truth for the future of democracy. Drawing primarily on the work of Hannah Arendt and secondarily on that of Michel Foucault, this essay questions fact-checking as a democratic world-building practice and argues for forms of truth-telling that do not fall prey to Western philosophical conceptions of absolute truth and its hostility to plurality, opinion, and contingency.
Linda M. G. Zerilli: "Fact-Checking and Truth-Telling in an Age of Alternative Facts", in: Le foucaldien, 6/1 (2020), DOI: http://doi.org/10.16995/lefou.68