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The Marquis Cornwallis

31 Marchmont Street

Malet Street

London

WC1N 1AP

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We allegedly live in a ‘post-truth’ world in which facts have ceased to matter. Our political culture is increasingly characterised by appeals to emotion, disconnected from the details of policy, and framed by the repeated assertion of talking points to which factual rebuttals are ignored. Can we make progress in the current crisis over truth?

We invite you to consider these important questions at the pub, where people often talk about politics over a pint. The event will involve short presentations and discussion about:

the role of truth in politics

fake news

distrust of media

propaganda

the role of expertise


Speakers:

Zeynep Pamuk - Supernumerary Fellow in Politics, St John’s College, Oxford University

Klemens Kappel - Professor in Media, Recognition and Communication, University of Copenhagen

Robin McKenna - Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Liverpool

Michael Hannon - Deputy Director, Institute of Philosophy, University of London


Format:

3-4 short talk (10 mins each)

a break after two talks

followed by open discussion

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The Marquis Cornwallis

31 Marchmont Street

Malet Street

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WC1N 1AP

United Kingdom

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