Theoretical poverty of the discourse «post-»
Keywords:post-truth, postmodern discourse, modernity, politics, crisis of democracy
The article analyzes the phenomenon of post-truth as a significant intellectual and cultural symptom of modernity. There are considered its ability to reveal the content of the modern epoch, the place of post-truth in postmodern discourse, and the heuristic potential of the discourse upon the «post-». The main features of the post-truth as a communicative strat- egy are analyzed. On this basis, the incorrectness of definition of the present day as an era of «post-» is proved. The phenomenon of post-truth is just one of the symptoms of a deep crisis of justice, public morality and democratic governance, and, in general, the degradation of political responsibility and standards of public behavior in a globalizing world.
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