Blurred Borders between Fact and Fantasy: A Critique of Hannah Arendt’s “Defactualization” in a Subtly Self-aggrandizing and Overtly Deceiving “Post-Truth Era”

Authors

  • Adeela Velapurath Nazeer Assistant Professor in English Language and Literature, Christ College (Autonomous) University of Calicut, Irinjalakuda, Kerala, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.24113/ijellh.v9i3.10942

Keywords:

Post-Truth, Defactualization, Falsehood, Individual, Society, Social-Media.

Abstract

The term “post –truth”, that is believed to have made its maiden appearance in a 1992 essay, pertaining to the Iran-Contra Scandal and Persian Gulf War, garnered widespread popularity, in the form of "post-truth politics" recently on account of the 2016 U.S. presidential election and the U.K. Brexit referendum. In fact, it was a political culture in which public opinions and media narratives have become almost entirely disconnected from the substance and policy of legislation. Interestingly such a relatively recent concept that has been vaulted up in an age of Twitter threads and viral news has its roots in post-modernity, relativism, even in the philosophical notions of Nietzsche, Weber, Leo Strauss, Foucault and Derrida, who were inevitably sceptical of the division between facts and values.

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Published

28-03-2021

How to Cite

Nazeer, A. V. . (2021). Blurred Borders between Fact and Fantasy: A Critique of Hannah Arendt’s “Defactualization” in a Subtly Self-aggrandizing and Overtly Deceiving “Post-Truth Era”. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH, 9(3), 26–38. https://doi.org/10.24113/ijellh.v9i3.10942