Nijmegen, Netherlands

Philosophical Lessons from and for The 'Post-Truth Era'

when 15 August 2022 - 19 August 2022
language English
duration 1 week
credits 2 EC
fee EUR 600

This philosophy course investigates what it means to live in a 'post-truth era', in which emotional or ideological motivations are often considered more valid than objective criteria or facts. Course date to be confirmed.

Course leader

Dr. Simon Truwant, Postdoctoral Researcher FWO
Institute of Philosophy
KU Leuven

Target group

• Advanced Bachelor
• Master
• PhD

The course is designed for students who are:
• interested in philosophy, political science, sociology, psychology, or cultural studies.
• concerned about recent developments in politics, journalism, and education.
• wish to gain a better understanding of what truth can still mean in the 21st century.

Course aim

After this course you are able to:

1. Identify the causes and implications of our current 'post-truth era'
2. Comprehend the broader context of recent phenomena like fake news or filter bubbles
3. Distinguish several philosophical and mainstream conceptions of ‘truth’ and ‘truthfulness’
4. Formulate (a) response(s) to the problematic features of the 'post-truth attitude'

Fee info

EUR 600: The fee includes the registration fees, course materials, access to library and IT facilities, coffee/tea, lunch, and a number of social activities.


We offer several reduced fees:
€ 540 early bird discount- deadline 1 April 2022 (10%)
€ 510 partner + RU discount (15%)
€ 450 early bird + partner + RU discount (25%)