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The End of Truth
The End of Truth

Five Essays on The Demise of Neoliberalism

Author(s): Bülent Somay
Subject(s): Political Philosophy, Social Philosophy, Structuralism and Post-Structuralism, Philosophy of Education
Published by: Transnational Press London
Keywords: Society and Politics; Bülent Somay; Neo-liberalism; populism; psychopolitics; Truth; university discourse;
Summary/Abstract: What seems to be happening throughout the last decade is the gradual invalidation and dissolution of what we used to call ‘Truth’, and hence the disruption and gradual dissolution of what Foucault had called the existing hierarchical “Regime of Truth”. What remains is not what Marx had hoped to be a more egalitarian regime in which “the educator{s themselves are also] educated”, but rather a ‘Humpty Dumpty Regime’, where ‘Truth’ is whatever the Humpty-Dumpty in power wants it to be. This book argues that this is an unmediated outcome of the profound social, cultural and economic crisis of neoliberal capitalism, and its political corollary, the meteoric rise of populism and authoritarianism, not only in the so-called ‘developing’ countries, but throughout the entire globe.

  • E-ISBN-13: 978-1-80135-027-3
  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-1-912997-87-9
  • Page Count: 138
  • Publication Year: 2021
  • Language: English