Post-Truth, Fake News

Viral Modernity & Higher Education

  • Michael A. Peters
  • Sharon Rider
  • Mats Hyvönen
  • Tina Besley

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Philosophy in a Post-Truth World

  3. Politics, the Papers and the Public

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Michael A. Peters
      Pages 77-88
    3. Douglas Kellner
      Pages 89-100
    4. Petar Jandrić
      Pages 101-111
    5. George Lăzăroiu
      Pages 113-120
  4. Pedagogy and Postmodernity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. Michael A. Peters
      Pages 145-150
    3. Liz Jackson, Charles Bingham
      Pages 151-160
    4. Nesta Devine
      Pages 161-168
    5. Carl Te Hira Mika, Jacoba Matapo
      Pages 187-196
  5. Tina Besley, Michael Peters, Sharon Rider
    Pages 217-224
  6. Tina Besley, Michael Peters, Sharon Rider
    Pages E1-E2
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 217-224

About this book


This edited collection brings together international authors to discuss the meaning and purpose of higher education in a “post-truth” world. The editors and authors argue that notions such as “fact” and “evidence” in a post-truth era must be understood not only politically, but also socially and epistemically. The essays philosophically examine the post-truth environment and its impact on education with respect to our most basic ideas of what universities, research and education are or should be. The book brings together authors working in Australia, China, Croatia, Romania, Canada, New Zealand, Portugal, Sweden, UK and USA.


Truth in education Education and politics Truth and philosophy post-truth and education Brexit and education Lies and politics Alt-right and education global liberal internationalist order anti-globalization utilitarian pedagogies

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael A. Peters
    • 1
  • Sharon Rider
    • 2
  • Mats Hyvönen
    • 3
  • Tina Besley
    • 4
  1. 1.WMIERThe University of WaikatoHamiltonNew Zealand
  2. 2.Department of PhilosophyUppsala UniversityUppsalaSweden
  3. 3.Uppsala UniversityUppsalaSweden
  4. 4.WMIERThe University of WaikatoHamiltonNew Zealand

Bibliographic information