Thinking with Others. A survival Guide in times of post-Truth - Of Words and Things, Chapter 1

Guadalupe Nogués

Affiliation: El Gato y la Caja. Buenos Aires, Argentina

Keywords: "Pensar con otros", how do we know what we know?, journal project, sharing Knowledge

Categories: DEMETRIOS Textbooks, Humanities, Social Sciences and Law

DOI: 10.17160/josha.7.2.646

Languages: English

Below is the introduction, preface and first chapter of the book Pensar con otros. Una guía de supervivencia en tiempos de posverdad (Thinking with others. A survival guide in times of post-truth), published in 2018. A book that aims to be a starting point to break down post-truth into its main components through concrete examples, as a way to better prepare ourselves to identify the structures that foster post-truth and thus achieve, together, survival and victory. Post-truth allows facts to become facts as long as they fit the desires of each group, of each tribe. Each of these groups develops its own narrative with a language that privileges the capacity to provoke emotions, and pushes those emotions to build landscapes only accessible to those who share the way of looking at them. This discontinuity in the landscape is a threat to the existence and development of meaningful human bonds, to our coexistence as a species on this planet and, thus, to our survival. For this reason, we will consider it an important and urgent public health problem, and this is our contribution to solve it together.

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