Title

The Fluidity of Facts

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2017

Abstract

"So, yes, 'facts' are fluid, but this doesn’t mean that anything goes, that relativism reigns supreme, and that intellectuals and activists need to abandon any quest for ethical thought and political action (an old and ill-informed critique of postmodernism and poststructuralism mounted by both the Right and vulgar Marxists on the Left[4]). How, then, can we teach/study/research/write/protest ethically in the age of Trump without at the same time colluding in propping up discredited notions of truth and questionable loyalties to science, facts, figures, and objectivity in order to contest the epistemologies advanced by the Trump apparatuses?"

Comments

This article was originally published in Anastamos, volume 2, issue 1, in 2017.

Peer Reviewed

1

Copyright

The author