By Michael Keren,Richard Hawkins
Casting doubt at the statement that on-line discourse, with its proliferation of voices, will one way or the other yield collective knowledge, Speaking strength to Truth increases issues that this wealth of digitally enabled statement is, in truth, too usually bereft of the hallmarks of highbrow discourse: an epistemological framework and the supply of proof to verify claims. as a substitute, the pursuit of fact reveals itself in pageant with the hunt for public popularity, entry to steer, and stronger visibility. yet as wisdom is drawn into the orbit of energy, and because the line among wisdom and opinion is blurred, what position will the general public highbrow play within the advertising and nurturing of democratic procedures and pursuits? In exploring the results of the electronic transition, the participants to conversing strength to fact supply either empirical proof of, and philosophical mirrored image on, the present and destiny function of the general public highbrow in a technologically mediated public sphere.
With contributions by way of Karim-Aly Kassam, Barrry Cooper, Jacob G. Foster, Richard Hawkins, Michael Keren, Boaz Miller, Liz Pirnie, and Eleanor Townsley.
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