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Post-truth politics and the defence of the status quo

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posted on 19.04.2017 by Ruth Kinna
Just over five hundred years ago Thomas More ruminated on the place of philosophy in the courts of kings. Should philosophers resist the corruptions of politics and protect the critical force of independent thought or become advisors to kings, making interventions in politics for the advancement of the common good? More refused to offer a straightforward answer to the conundrum but his Tudor-period reflection on the relationship between the philosopher and the king is a useful jumping –off point to think about the character of modern post-truth politics.

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Marsha Meskimmon Phil Sawdon

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  • Politics and International Studies

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Stimulus:Respond

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KINNA, R., 2017. Post-truth politics and the defence of the status quo. Stimulus:Respond, Post-Truth, April 2017, pp. 4-6.

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Stimulus:Respond

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2017

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This article was published in the magazine Stimulus:Respond. The website is at: http://www.stimulusrespond.com/

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