Truth, Bullshit, and the Global Community

This paper offers a global perspective on what truth is and why truth matters by examining ideas that come from Chinese, Indian, African, Mesoamerican, and western philosophical traditions. Some space will be afforded to empirical studies in order to reveal how popular beliefs may shape our understanding of truth. The paper also explores why we value truth in democratic societies, whether the pursuit of truth can survive 'post-truth' politics, and how lies, misinformation, and bullshit harm the pursuit of truth.

Paper Information

Points: 15.0
Prerequisite(s): Students must have completed at least 15 points of Philosophy papers.
Internal assessment / examination: 100:0
Restriction(s): PHIL350

Trimesters and Locations

Occurrence Code When taught Where taught
24A (HAM)A Trimester : 26 Feb 2024 - 23 Jun 2024 Hamilton
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Timetabled Lectures for Truth, Bullshit, and the Global Community (PHILO304)

Tue11:00 AM1:00 PMI.1.05Feb 26 - Jun 2

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Indicative Fees for Truth, Bullshit, and the Global Community (PHILO304)

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Paper Outlines

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Additional Information

Available Subjects:  Philosophy

Other available years: Meaning, Understanding, and Truth - PHILO304 (2022) , Meaning, Understanding, and Truth - PHILO304 (2020)

Paper details current as of : 22 February 2024 8:39am
Indicative fees current as of : 23 February 2024 4:32am

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