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Newsweek Contest Promotes Truth in Social Media

Newsweek is launching a contest asking students to record 2-minute-long videos debating potential policy solutions to social media’s harmful effects. “If social media continues to erode our shared sense of truth and make it harder for us to find common ground, how are we going to address the many seemingly insurmountable threats we face as a society?”

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Who Needs Truth?

Who Needs Truth?

If news can be fake and facts have alternatives, how are we to know what’s true anymore? Does a post-truth politics tilt toward tyranny? Join the Aspen Institute and The Cooper Union in association with The Public Theater’s Public Forum for an event featuring Harvard Political Philosopher Michael Sandel leading a debate on the truth in our society.

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What's Truly Real?

What’s Truly Real?

What is really real? What do you think is real? Pondering the difference may be philosophy’s most daunting pursuit. How could you ever know the difference? Fortunately, our world provides some helpful guides for this journey. Join Hank’s “Crash Course” in exploring Plato’s “Myth of the Cave” and other sources of insight.

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The Secular Search for Truth

Everyone wants to know ‘truth. From atheists to saints, people ponder, what is truth, its meaning, its theories? We argue about truth and fight about it. But what are some of the ideas behind “truth” itself? Featuring interviews with intellectuals Simon Blackburn, Raymond Tallis, John Hawthorne, John Hick, and Michael Shermer.

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