Theoretical poverty of the discourse «post-»

Keywords: post-truth, postmodern discourse, modernity, politics, crisis of democracy

Abstract

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.

Author Biography

Serhiy Proleev

Doctor of Philosophy, Professor, Head of the Philosophy of Culture, Ethics and Aesthetics Department of the G. Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy, Editor-in-Chief of the «Philosophical Thought» journal

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Published
2020-07-14
How to Cite
Proleev, S. (2020). Theoretical poverty of the discourse «post-». Filosofska Dumka, (5), 45-53. Retrieved from https://dumka.philosophy.ua/index.php/fd/article/view/437
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