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Truthfulness and falsehood

LC control 85138286
LC classificationBJ1420 BJ1428 Ethics
Topical headingTruthfulness and falsehood
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See alsoReliability
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Found inUMI business vocab.
Work cat: 2019415435: La posverdad y las noticias falsas, 2018: t.p. ([cataloger's translation] Post-truth and fake news)
Kalpokas, I. A political theory of post-truth, 2019, via WWW, viewed Dec. 6, 2019: p. 9 (The idea of post-truth has become increasingly important in describing today's political life in particular and some important societal changes more broadly. The concept itself is intended to refer to, depending on interpretation, the primacy of unverified or outright fabricated claims in political debate, lack of general regard for truth within contemporary societies, dominance of emotion at the expense of knowledge etc.) p. 11 (The term 'post-truth' has, in fact, been around for a while: already in 2004, Keyes defined it as the blurring of boundaries between lying and truth-telling and, likewise, fact and fiction. However, real interest in the term only gathered pace since 2016. As Mair (2017: 3) argues, what characterises post-truth is 'qualitatively new dishonesty on the part of politicians', particularly in terms of making up facts to support whatever narrative one is promoting instead of merely being 'economical' with truth. In other words, facts are no longer twisted, reinterpreted or conveniently omitted--they are made up and presented ad hoc simply because they fit a particular story or a broader agenda)