Lies, Damned Lies and Post-Truth

Sun 22 September: 10:30am |Venue: Arena |Event [75] | Kenwood House,
Debates & Talks

Host: Joanna Kavenna.

Panel: Steve Fuller, Sacha Golob, Peter Pomerantsev, Asa Wikforss.

Tickets: How the Light Gets In


It seemed that we had all got used to the idea that rather than a single definitive truth there are a multiplicity of competing and alternative perspectives. Now with the rise of ‘fake news’ and publicising of blatant lies, we want to reassert the importance of accuracy and truth. Can we call out lies and deception while still allowing for radically different ways of seeing? Is there a difference between truth within a perspective and truth that extends to all perspectives? Or should we simply conclude that postmodernism and relativism were a dangerous mistake?

Author of Post Truth Steve Fuller, theoretical philosopher Åsa Wikforss, continental philosopher Sacha Golob and former Moscow journalist and author of This is Not Propaganda Peter Pomerantsev ask whether anybody has a monopoly on truth.