Category: epistemology

Dupery by Design

Prince Henry—These lies are like the father that begets them: gross as a mountain; open, palpable. Why, thou clay-brained guts, thou knotty-pated fool, thou whoreson, obscene, greasy tallow-keech— Falstaff—What! art thou mad? art thou mad? Is not the truth the truth? (William Shakespeare, King Henry IV) Falstaff’s lie that […]

Zhang Chengzhi

I am very slowly, line-by-line, working through, and trying to get a handle on, work by Zhang Chengzhi (张承志), a prominent and outspoken Chinese-Muslim intellectual. Little or none of his work is available in English, but he remains an important voice to be accessed in terms of understanding […]

Special Issue of PDSE

I am very pleased to announce a Special Issue of the Springer journal Postdigital Science & Education which I have guest-edited with Alison MacKenzie. This Issue is on the theme of Lies, Bullshit and Fake News Online: Should We Be Worried? and is dated at Volume 2, Issue […]