‘Alternative facts’, scientific claims and political action

Renewal - ISSN 0968-5211
Volume 29 Number 2 (2021)

‘Alternative facts’, scientific claims and political action
Patrick Thaddeus Jackson, pages 63-72

Abstract

The Trump administration’s insistence that there can be ‘alternative facts’ abused the epistemic power that facts properly hold in public debate. Despite Trump being out of office, the problem has not gone away. Defence of the line between facts and assertions of merely partisan convenience requires a deeper understanding of what a fact really is.

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Patrick Thaddeus Jackson (2021) ‘Alternative facts’, scientific claims and political action, Renewal, 29(2), 63-72

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