The Astrologer who Fell into a Well (painting: François Chauveau — Fables de La Fontaine)

Why Truth Doesn’t Change People’s Minds (and What Does)

Today, everyone can get more information than ever. Paradoxically, this has made the truth less — not more — accessible.

As ‘information’ became ideological, ‘the facts’ can no longer referee disagreements but are themselves contested.

It’s easier than ever before for someone to live in a world built of his own ‘facts’.

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Maarten van Doorn

Maarten van Doorn

PhD philosophy. Essays about why we believe what we do, how societies come to a public understanding about truth, and how we might do better (crazy times)