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De nieuwe poortwachters van de waarheid

(2020) Tijdschrift voor Filosofie. 82(1). p.33-56
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The central claim of this article is that post-truth requires a political and socio-economical perspective, rather than a moral or epistemological one. The article consists of two parts. The first part offers a critical examination of the dominant analyses of post-truth in terms of shifting standards of the origin and the evaluation of facts. Moreover, the claim that postmodernism is the cause of post-truth is examined and refuted. In the second part an alternative perspective is developed, centring around the notion of gatekeepers. Rather than to link post-truth with bullshit and postmodernism, it should be understood as a symptom of a contemporary shift in the gatekeepers of truth and knowledge. Knowledge and truth are always mediated in society through the hands of gatekeeping institutions such as journalism or science. Post-truth is a symptom of a broader transformation of the gatekeeping institutions of our current society. It therefore requires a political philosophy of these institutional shifts and the new risks they involve.
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post-waarheid, nepnieuws, poortwachters, postmodernisme, Bruno Latour

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Simons, Massimiliano. “De Nieuwe Poortwachters van de Waarheid.” Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie, vol. 82, no. 1, Peeters, 2020, pp. 33–56.
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Simons, M. (2020). De nieuwe poortwachters van de waarheid. Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie, 82(1), 33–56.
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Simons, Massimiliano. 2020. “De Nieuwe Poortwachters van de Waarheid.” Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 82 (1): 33–56.
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Simons, Massimiliano. 2020. “De Nieuwe Poortwachters van de Waarheid.” Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 82 (1): 33–56.
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Simons M. De nieuwe poortwachters van de waarheid. Tijdschrift voor Filosofie. 2020;82(1):33–56.
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M. Simons, “De nieuwe poortwachters van de waarheid,” Tijdschrift voor Filosofie, vol. 82, no. 1, pp. 33–56, 2020.
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