The upsurge of irrationality: post-truth politics for a polarised world

Angelo Fasce
University of Valencia, Spain | angelofasce@hotmail.com

Received: 13-April-2019 | Accepted: 10-June-2019 | Published Online: 24-November-2019
Disputatio [Dec. 2019], Vol. 9, No. 13, pp. 00-00 | DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3567160
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Fasce, Angelo (2020). «The upsurge of irrationality: post-truth politics for a polarised world / El recrudecimiento de la irracionalidad: políticas de la posverdad para un mundo polarizado». Disputatio. Philosophical Research Bulletin 9, no. 13: pp. 00–00.


Abstract | Firstly, I summarise the current philosophical and psychological study of post-truth. Secondly, I discuss “white post-truth”, a still unattended form perceived as morally superior by many social actors and scholars. Thirdly, I describe the kind of intergroup struggle that underlies the emergence and spread of these non-standard epistemologies.
Keywords |
Post-Truth · Polarisation · Unwarranted Beliefs · Pseudoscience · Science Denialism · Intergroup Anxiety.

El recrudecimiento de la irracionalidad: políticas de la posverdad para un mundo polarizado

Resumen | En primer lugar, sintetizo el estudio filosófico y psicológico de la posverdad. En segundo lugar, analizo una variante desatendida que denomino “posverdad piadosa”, percibida como moralmente superior por muchos actores sociales y académicos. En tercer lugar, describo el tipo de conflicto intergrupal que subyace a la aparición y difusión de estas epistemologías alternativas.
Palabras Clave | Posverdad · Polarización · Creencias injustificadas · Pseudociencia · Negacionismo de la ciencia · Ansiedad Intergrupal.


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