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Title Post-truth imaginations : new starting points for critique of politics and technoscience / edited by Kjetil Rommetveit.

Publication Info. Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2022.


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Series History and philosophy of technoscience
History and philosophy of technoscience.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "This book engages with post-truth as a problem of societal order and for scholarly analysis. It claims that post-truth discourse is more deeply entangled with main Western imaginations of knowledge societies than commonly recognised. Scholarly responses to post-truth have not fully addressed these entanglements, treating them either as something to be morally condemned or as accusations against which scholars have to defend themselves (for having somehow contributed to it). Aiming for wider problematisations, the authors of this book use post-truth to open scholarly and societal assumptions to critical scrutiny. Contributions are both conceptual and empirical, dealing with topics such as: the role of truth in public; deep penetrations of ICTs into main societal institutions; the politics of time in neoliberalism; shifting boundaries between fact - value, politics - science, nature - culture; and the importance of critique for public truth-telling. Case studies range from the politics of nuclear power and election meddling in the UK, over smart technologies and techno-regulation in Europe, to renewables in Australia. The book ends where the Corona story begins: as intensifications of Modernity's complex dynamics, requiring new starting points for critique"-- Provided by publisher
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Contents Introduction: Post-Truth -- Another Fork in Modernity's Path / Kjetil Rommetveit -- Part 1: Foundations -- 1. Truth as What Kind of Functional Myth for Modern Politics?: A Historical Case-Study / Brian Wynne -- 2. Post-Truth or Pre-Emptive Truth?: STS and the Genealogy of the Present / Luigi Pellizzoni -- 3. The Moment of Post-Truth for Science and Technology Studies / Johan Söderberg -- Part 2: Inquiries -- 4. Post-Truth Dystopia: Huxleyan Distraction or Orwellian Control? / Darrin Durant -- 5. Public Reasoning in "Post-Truth" Times: Technoscientific Imaginaries of "Smart" Futures / Ingrid Foss Ballo and Nora S. Vaage -- 6. Tracing Networked Infrastructures for Post-Truth: Public Dissections of and by Techno-Political Leviathans / Niels van Dijk -- 7. Governing the Median Estate: Hyper-Truth and Post-Truth in the Regulation of Digital Innovations / Kjetil Rommetveit and Niels van Dijk
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Subject Truth.
Social epistemology.
Knowledge, Sociology of.
Information society.
Technology -- Social aspects -- Philosophy.
Science -- Social aspects -- Philosophy.
Civilization, Modern -- 21st century.
HISTORY -- General.
SCIENCE -- Philosophy & Social Aspects.
TECHNOLOGY -- Social Aspects.
Knowledge, Sociology of. (OCoLC)fst00988190
Truthfulness and falsehood. (OCoLC)fst01158255
Truthfulness and falsehood -- Political aspects. (OCoLC)fst01158258
Added Author Rommetveit, Kjetil, 1972- editor.
Other Form: Print version: Post-truth imaginations. Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2022 9780367146818 (DLC) 2021057549
ISBN 9780429627125 (epub)
9780429053061 (ebook)
9780429628764 (adobe pdf)
9780429625480 (electronic book Mobipocket)
0429625480 (electronic book Mobipocket)
9780367146818 (hardback)
9781032158075 (paperback)
Standard No. 10.4324/9780429053061 doi
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