The Resource The constitution of knowledge : a defense of truth, Jonathan Rauch

The constitution of knowledge : a defense of truth, Jonathan Rauch

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The constitution of knowledge : a defense of truth
Title
The constitution of knowledge
Title remainder
a defense of truth
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Rauch
Title variation
Defense of truth
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Disinformation. Trolling. Conspiracies. Social media pile-ons. Campus intolerance. On the surface, these recent additions to our daily vocabulary appear to have little in common. But together, they are driving an epistemic crisis: a multi-front challenge to America's ability to distinguish fact from fiction and elevate truth above falsehood. In 2016 Russian trolls and bots nearly drowned the truth in a flood of fake news and conspiracy theories, and Donald Trump and his troll armies continued to do the same. Social media companies struggled to keep up with a flood of falsehoods, and too often didn't even seem to try. Experts and some public officials began wondering if society was losing its grip on truth itself. Meanwhile, another new phenomenon appeared: 'cancel culture.' At the push of a button, those armed with a cellphone could gang up by the thousands on anyone who ran afoul of their sanctimony. In this pathbreaking book, Jonathan Rauch reaches back to the parallel eighteenth-century developments of liberal democracy and science to explain what he calls the 'Constitution of Knowledge'--our social system for turning disagreement into truth. By explicating the Constitution of Knowledge and probing the war on reality, Rauch arms defenders of truth with a clearer understanding of what they must protect, why they must do--and how they can do it. His book is a sweeping and readable description of how every American can help defend objective truth and free inquiry from threats as far away as Russia and as close as the cellphone." -- Goodreads.com
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10964029
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1960-
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Rauch, Jonathan
Dewey number
  • 303.375
  • 320
Index
index present
LC call number
JF
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Truth
  • Truth
  • Fake news
  • Cancel culture
  • Censorship
  • Disinformation
  • United States
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a defense of truth
Label
The constitution of knowledge : a defense of truth, Jonathan Rauch
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"A terrible statement unless he gets away with it" -- The state of nature : tribal truth -- Booting reality : the rise of networked knowledge -- The constitution of knowledge -- Disinformation technology : the challenge of digital media -- Troll epistemology : "flood the zone with shit" -- Canceling : despotism of the few -- Unmute yourself : pushing back
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 305 pages
Isbn
9780815738862
Lccn
2021936756
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Primary support material
cardboard
Specific material designation
photoprint
Label
The constitution of knowledge : a defense of truth, Jonathan Rauch
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"A terrible statement unless he gets away with it" -- The state of nature : tribal truth -- Booting reality : the rise of networked knowledge -- The constitution of knowledge -- Disinformation technology : the challenge of digital media -- Troll epistemology : "flood the zone with shit" -- Canceling : despotism of the few -- Unmute yourself : pushing back
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 305 pages
Isbn
9780815738862
Lccn
2021936756
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Primary support material
cardboard
Specific material designation
photoprint

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