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October 3rd, 2017

Is Post-modernism to Blame for Our Post-truth World?

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Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

Forum for Philosophy

October 3rd, 2017

Is Post-modernism to Blame for Our Post-truth World?

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Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

Mark Currie/ Alison Gibbons/ James Ladyman/ Hilary Lawson

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6.30 – 8pm | Monday 2 October 2017
Sheikh Zayed Theatre, LSE

Speakers
Mark Currie, Professor of Contemporary Literature, Queen Mary, University of London
Alison GibbonsReader in Contemporary Stylistics, Sheffield Hallam University
James Ladyman, Professor of Philosophy, University of Bristol
Hilary Lawson, Director of the Institute of Art and Ideas

Chair
Shahidha Bari, Fellow, The Forum; Senior Lecturer in Romanticism in the Department of English, Queen Mary, University of London

Did Derrida make us do it? Is our current situation the inevitable outcome of the intellectual adventuring of the twentieth century that critiqued grand narratives and challenged absolute truths? Or should we call upon the critical scepticism of post-modernism and post-structuralism with renewed vigour, to better see through the smoke and mirrors of contemporary culture? We ask what the relationship is between facts, alternative facts, and fiction, and explore the precarious status of truth in the twenty-first century.

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Forum for Philosophy

Forum for Philosophy is a non-profit organization promoting philosophy. We host events, produce podcasts, and publish an essay series to showcase the work of contemporary academic philosophers from all philosophical traditions, often in conversation with each other and with academics from other disciplines. In all of our activities, we promote thought-provoking discussion of science, art, and politics from a philosophical perspective.

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