Critical Theory and Political Epistemology: Six Theses on Untruth in Politics

Abstract

The rise of untruth in politics has mostly been met by a stout defense of a robust notion of truth and an equally robust notion of the sciences. Yet all too often, this answer sacrifices the results of critically examinations of actual practices in the sciences and humanities. This article outlines a response for critical theories that enables them to defend truth and objectivity against organized climate change denialists or political propagandists without embracing a naïve positivism about ‘the scientific method’ or objectivity.

Date
16 December 2020 18:00 — 20:00
Event
Colloquium for Political Theory with Regina Kreide
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Location
Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen
Senckenbergstr. 3, Gießen, Hessen, 35390

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