Navigating reality in the misinformation age

Postmodernism has been misused by authoritarians

Philosophy has a long tradition of rejecting those who claim to know the objective truth. But in an age of disinformation, philosopher Lee McIntyre argues that understanding truth and reality is more critical than ever. In this interview, with Omari Edwards contributing editor of IAI News, they delve into the complex nature of truth, the misuse of doubt, and the vital role philosophers must play in public discourse to combat propaganda and promote clarity.

 

 

“If everybody always lies to you, the consequence is not that you believe the lies, but rather that nobody believes anything any longer.” – Hannah Arendt

In a world where the boundaries between truth and falsehood blur under the weight of disinformation, the quest for reality has never been more critical — or more contentious. Philosophers, however, have been caught with their pants down. Whilst many argued vehemently against the postmodernists and tried to save truth from the critiqu

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