Thursday, February 22
12:30 – 1:50 pm
Liberal Arts Hall
Room A205 (Basement Level)
Dr. John Capps
Rochester Institute of Technology
Department of Philosophy
“Truth in the Time of Trump”
Donald Trump's candidacy and presidency introduced many of us to the idea of "alternate facts" and a "post-truth" nation. But what's so wrong with that? For decades academics and others have argued that facts and truth are not as solid as we think, that many facts are "constructed" not discovered, that truth is relative, and that everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Instead I'll argue that it is pretty bad, but to see why requires thinking more clearly about what truth is, the purpose it serves, and how exactly democratic institutions rely on the concept of truth.
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