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Yarburgh Lectures – Consolations for a post-truth world

November 14, 2017 @ 6:30 pm

FREE but booking with eventbrite is required

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Tuesday 14 November 2017, 6.30pm

Speaker: Julian Baggini, philosopher

How did we find ourselves in a “post-truth” world of “alternative facts”? And can we get out of it?

From time to time, not very often, it looks as though the world has given philosophy a job to do. Now is such a moment. At last, a big abstract noun – truth – is at the heart of a cultural crisis and philosophers can be called in to sort it out.

Julian Baggini argues that because it is complicated and multi-faceted, truth can easily become the midwife of falsehood. However, by identifying the different ways in which “truth” is established we can restore faith in the value and possibility of truth as a social enterprise. Attaining truth is an achievement we need to work for, together.

Visit Julian Baggini’s website at www.microphilosophy.net/

Location: Room SLB/118, Spring Lane building

Admission: is by free ticket only. Please book below.

If you have an accessibility need, please contact us at open-lectures@york.ac.uk or 01904 324466, and we will make every effort to accommodate you.

The majority of lectures are held on the University campus. There is a regular bus service and the campus is easily accessible by bicycle. Car parking is available in the Pay & Display car parks, which are free after 6pm. Please note however space in the Field Lane car park on Campus East is limited. More information on reaching the University together with maps and additional parking information can be found on our Information for Visitors webpages.


November 14, 2017
6:30 pm
FREE but booking with eventbrite is required
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University of York Open Lecture Series
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Room SLB/118, Spring Lane Building, University of York
University of York
York, YO10 5DD
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