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Steve Fuller on the Post-Truth Condition

Season 1, Ep. 682

In this episode, Steve Fuller, Professor of Sociology at the University of Warwick, discusses his new book, "A Player's Guide to the Post-Truth Condition: The Name of the Game" which is published by Anthem Press. Fuller begins by explaining what he means by the "post-truth condition," and how it affects the way we think about the production of knowledge. He observes that democracy implies a decentralization of the production of knowledge, and reflect on how that is in tension with "academic rentiership." He also discusses how the pandemic has made the post-truth condition especially salient. And he offers some suggestions on how scholars can embrace the post-truth condition, rather than fighting it. Fuller is on Twitter at @ProfSteveFuller.

This episode was hosted by Brian L. Frye, Spears-Gilbert Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky College of Law. Frye is on Twitter at @brianlfrye.

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