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'''Steve Fuller''' is a Auguste Comte Professor of Social Epistemology in the Department of Sociology at the University of Warwick, UK. Originally trained in history and philosophy of science, Fuller is best known for his foundational work in the field of ‘social epistemology’, which is the name of a quarterly journal that he founded in 1987 as well as the first of his more than twenty books. From 2011 to 2014 he published a trilogy relating to the idea of a ‘post-’ or ‘trans-‘ human future, all published with Palgrave Macmillan under the rubric of ‘Humanity 2.0’. His most recent books are [[Knowledge: The Philosophical Quest in History]] (Routledge 2015), The Academic Caesar (Sage 2016), and Post-Truth: Knowledge as a Power Game (Anthem 2018). His works have been translated into over twenty languages. He was awarded a D.Litt. by the University of Warwick in 2007 for sustained lifelong contributions to scholarship. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, the UK Academy of Social Sciences, and the European Academy of Sciences and Arts.<ref>https://www.battleofideas.org.uk/speaker/professor-steve-fuller/</ref>
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'''Steve Fuller''' is a Auguste Comte Professor of Social Epistemology in the Department of Sociology at the University of Warwick, UK. Originally trained in history and philosophy of science, Fuller is best known for his foundational work in the field of ‘social epistemology’, which is the name of a quarterly journal that he founded in 1987 as well as the first of his more than twenty books. <ref>https://www.battleofideas.org.uk/speaker/professor-steve-fuller/</ref>
  
== In Defence of Post-Truth | Steve Fuller on Emotion, Reason, and How To Win in Modern Politics ==
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== Virtual Futures Salon | Luke Robert Mason in conversation with Prof. Steve Fuller ==
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"Post-truth was the 2016 Oxford enlightened dictionary word of the year and it’s a phenomenon that I believe has been around with us since the ancient times. Indeed, somebody like Plato was very preoccupied with so it’s at the very foundation of western thoughts. But if you look at the Oxford English dictionary it is really referring to some very specific things that happened in 2016, mainly Brexit and the election of Donald Trump as president of the USA. What the word is meant to convey in that context is the idea that political arguments are being won on the basis of emotion rather than reason.
 
 
 
To my mind that is a post-truth definition of post-truth. What it does is, it puts a certain kind of spin on the word, for me what post-truth is about, it is not about emotion being victorious over reason, but rather how one controls the truths ''(terms)'' of engagement to be able to position one sort of discourse as rational and another discourse as emotional. It’s about not simply winning the argument, but winning it by controlling the terms of engagement."<ref>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wM5_T6bYCno Philosophy For Our Times Published on Jul 17, 2018</ref>
 
== Virtual Futures Salon | Post-Truth - Luke Robert Mason in conversation with Prof. Steve Fuller ==
 
 
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Virtual Futures presents Prof. Steve Fuller to dicuss how the post-truth world-view is deeply rooted in the history and philosophy of religion, politics and science. The defining feature of ‘post-truth’ is a strong distinction between appearance and reality which is never quite resolved and so the strongest appearance ends up passing for reality. The only question is whether more is gained by rapid changes in appearance or by stabilizing one such appearance. Post-Truth plays out what this means for both politics and science.<ref>http://www.virtualfutures.co.uk/</ref>
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"Virtual Futures presents Prof. Steve Fuller to dicuss how the post-truth world-view is deeply rooted in the history and philosophy of religion, politics and science. The defining feature of ‘post-truth’ is a strong distinction between appearance and reality which is never quite resolved and so the strongest appearance ends up passing for reality. The only question is whether more is gained by rapid changes in appearance or by stabilizing one such appearance. Post-Truth plays out what this means for both politics and science."<ref>http://www.virtualfutures.co.uk/</ref>
 
 
 
 
 
==External Links==
 
==External Links==
 
* [https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/sociology/staff/sfuller/ Bio University of Warwick]
 
* [https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/sociology/staff/sfuller/ Bio University of Warwick]
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* {{twitter|ProfSteveFuller}}
 
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== References ==
 
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[[Category:American transhumanists]]
 
[[Category:American transhumanists]]

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Prof. Fuller in NYC 2011

Steve Fuller is a Auguste Comte Professor of Social Epistemology in the Department of Sociology at the University of Warwick, UK. Originally trained in history and philosophy of science, Fuller is best known for his foundational work in the field of ‘social epistemology’, which is the name of a quarterly journal that he founded in 1987 as well as the first of his more than twenty books. [1]

Virtual Futures Salon | Luke Robert Mason in conversation with Prof. Steve Fuller

"Virtual Futures presents Prof. Steve Fuller to dicuss how the post-truth world-view is deeply rooted in the history and philosophy of religion, politics and science. The defining feature of ‘post-truth’ is a strong distinction between appearance and reality which is never quite resolved and so the strongest appearance ends up passing for reality. The only question is whether more is gained by rapid changes in appearance or by stabilizing one such appearance. Post-Truth plays out what this means for both politics and science."[2]

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