giovedì 7 dicembre 2017


Post-Truth Era

By IonuțPopescu Ph.D.
Head of the Greek-Catholic Faculty, Oradea, Romania

               Our presentation is a reflection on the status of education in the context of the so-called post-truth. The term designates a situation in which public opinion is formed rather according to the emotions and personal beliefs of individuals than by facts, and became known especially after it was used to explain the difference between the polls and the result in the presidential elections in The United States in 2016 and the vote on Britain's exit from the European Union. Emotion-based views are not new, the strategy of circumventing deeds in establishing truth is older[, but only now does it turn out to be a characteristic of the age because ofconsequences magnitude and the fact that its disclosure does not invalidate its effects. In other words, people freely accept[ as truth a theory that they know the facts contradict. It is true that the reporting to these facts is not direct, but mediated by the press or other informative means, we speak of post-truth in situations such as the Moon landing of the American astronauts, the 9/11, in 2001, the effects of smoking on health, the reasons for invading Iraq in 2003, global warming, vaccines....... 

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