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[liberationtech] Fwd: [ecrea] Call for papers - Special issue 3/2017 “The Remaking of Truth in the Digital Age”

Sebastian Benthall sbenthall at
Tue Jan 17 20:23:14 PST 2017

> What is it to do theoretical work in a so-called post-truth world without
> falling in the equally undesirable opposites of cynical functionalism
> (truth is merely what works, comforted in what they already know, and
> preserving the status quo) or a new positivism (paternalistic explainerism,
> where truth is a matter of numbers, and those in power claim a false
> objectivity).

What's so undesirable about new positivism?!?!?
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