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Published on Monday, May 22, 2017 by Céline Guilleux

Summary

This conference investigates the complex interconnection between truth, the web, democracy and the contemporary global equilibrium. How have the processes of validation of truth - and the very notion of truth - changed in the era of the multiplication of voices and public discourses, i.e. in the era of the web? How does this bear upon democracy? 

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Argument

This conference investigates the complex interconnection between truth, the web, democracy and the contemporary global equilibrium.

How have the processes of validation of truth - and the very notion of truth - changed in the era of the multiplication of voices and public discourses, i.e. in the era of the web? How does this bear upon democracy? On the one hand, the web seems to constitute a resource of democratic participation; on the other hand, the web can turn truth into post-truth thereby arguably favoring demagogy instead of democracy. Because of this ambivalence, the web poses a challenge to scholars, namely rethinking democracy in its connection with truth and technology.

Programme

Morning session

  • 9h15 Opening
  • 9h30 Maurizio Ferraris, Post-Modern, Post-Truth, New Realism
  • 10h15 John R. Searle, Truth and Post-Truth
  • 11h-11h15 Pause café
  • 11h15 Chiara Cappelletto, From Res Publica to Self(ish) Reality : Beyond Post-Truth
  • 12h Julian Nida-Rümelin, Democracy and Truth

13h-14h30 Lunch pause

Afternoon session

  • 14h30 Bernard Stiegler, La Post-Vérité et le Nouveau Conflit des Facultés et des Fonctions
  • (intervention filmée)
  • 15h15 Emmanuel Alloa, Post-Truth and the Epistemological Retour à l’Ordre. In Defense of Perspectivism
  • 16h Paul Boghossian, Truth and Authoritarianism

Conclusion

Details

24th of May 2017 | 9h30-17h00

Room Conseil A | 54 bd. Raspail | 75006 Paris

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Subjects

Places

  • 54 boulevard Raspail
    Paris, France (75006)

Date(s)

  • Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Keywords

  • démocratie, post-vérité, numérique, média

Contact(s)

  • Sara Guindani
    courriel : sguindani [at] msh-paris [dot] fr

Reference Urls

Information source

  • Emmanuel Alloa
    courriel : emmanuel [dot] alloa [at] unifr [dot] ch

To cite this announcement

« Post-truth, Web, democracy », Study days, Calenda, Published on Monday, May 22, 2017, https://calenda.org/406291

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