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Political Epistemology

Elizabeth Edenberg and Michael Hannon

Abstract

As current events around the world have illustrated, epistemological issues are at the center of our political lives. It has become increasingly difficult to discern legitimate sources of evidence, misinformation spreads faster than ever, and the role of truth in politics has allegedly decayed in recent years. It is therefore no coincidence that political discourse is currently saturated with epistemic notions like “post-truth,” “fake news,” “truth decay,” “echo chambers,” and “alternative facts.” This book brings together leading political philosophers and epistemologists to explore ways in w ... More

Keywords: Political epistemology, propaganda, polarization, political disagreement, epistocracy, post-truth, epistemic democracy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780192893338
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780192893338.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Elizabeth Edenberg, editor
The City University of New York

Michael Hannon, editor
University of Nottingham

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