September 20, 2021

On The Philosophical Backdrop Of “Alternative Facts” And “Fake News”, Part 2 (Carl Raschke)

The following is the second installment of a two-part series.  The first can be found here.  The article was recently presented at the international meeting of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Phänomenologische Forschung (German Society for Phenomenological Research) in Vienna.  The conference theme was “Fact, Facticity, and Reality”, or how philosophy can understand new media culture. Few scholars […]

On The Philosophical Backdrop Of “Alternative Facts” And “Fake News”, Part 1 (Carl Raschke)

The following is the first installment of a two-part series.  The second installment can be found here.  This article was recently presented at the international meeting of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Phänomenologische Forschung (German Society for Phenomenological Research) in Vienna.  The conference theme was “Fact, Facticity, and Reality”, or how philosophy can understand new media culture. […]

“Fake News” And Political Polarization In America (Christopher Layton)

Fake news has flourished in the current politically polarized climate that has persisted over the past thirty years. In the year leading up to the United States 2016 presidential election fake news has produced misinformation on social media platforms and served to diminish the credibility of mainstream news networks, further dividing the American public, not […]

The Christchurch Shooter, The Outrage Industry, And The New Hobbesean “War Of All Against All” (Carl Raschke)

By the time this article appears in print the press will have thoroughly milked every egregious as well as superficial aspect of the American college admissions cheating scandal.   The global media, having surveyed virtually every significant angle of commentary, will quickly become obsessed for a day or two with something else. Indeed, just as I […]