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Practical Logic in a Post-Truth World of Alternative Facts

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On Tuesday 16 October at 7.30pm, King’s College will be hosting a public lecture titled ‘Practical Logic in a Post-Truth World of Alternative Facts’. This multi-media lecture will explore classical ideas of truth and logic, and the role of contemporary social media in re-shaping these ideas.

The speaker will be Julie Arliss, who teaches philosophy, religion and ethics here at King’s College. Julie was recently awarded a Farmington Fellowship by Harris Manchester College, Oxford, where she spent the Lent Term conducting research. She is also on the examining team for Cambridge International and is the founder of Academy Conferences.

As well as outlining the cultural shift towards ‘post-truth’ and its relation to post-modernism, the lecture will consider the ways in which logic functions, looking particularly at deduction, induction and abduction, as well as the place of logic in post-modern reasoning. The role of logic in the political sphere will also be considered in an age of the dictatorship of twitter-sphere.

This promises to be a thought-provoking and enjoyable talk on a particularly pertinent topic, so please do join us for the occasion. Refreshments will be available for all.

To register your interest, please contact the School Secretary on 01823 328217 or email CAJames@kings-taunton.co.uk.

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