Relativism and Post-Truth in Contemporary Society

Possibilities and Challenges

  • Mikael Stenmark
  • Steve Fuller
  • Ulf Zackariasson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. The Promise of Relativism

  3. Post-Truth as Social Condition and Truth-Game

  4. Relativism and the Academy

  5. The Threat of Relativism

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 197-199

About this book


This book approaches post-truth and relativism in a multidisciplinary fashion. Researchers from astrophysics, philosophy, psychology, media studies, religious studies, anthropology, social epistemology and sociology discuss and analyse the impact of relativism and post-truth both within the academy and in society at large. The motivation for this multidisciplinary approach is that relativism and post-truth are multifaceted phenomena with complex histories that have played out differently in different areas of society and different academic disciplines. There is hence a multitude of ways in which to use and understand the concepts and the phenomena to which they refer, and a multitude of critiques and defenses as well. No single volume can capture the ongoing discussions in different areas in all their complexity, but the different chapters of the book can function as exemplifications of the ramifications these phenomena have had.


relativity cultural reletavism absolutism universalism pluralism

Editors and affiliations

  • Mikael Stenmark
    • 1
  • Steve Fuller
    • 2
  • Ulf Zackariasson
    • 3
  1. 1.Uppsala UniversityUppsalaSweden
  2. 2.University of WarwickCoventryUK
  3. 3.Uppsala UniversityUppsalaSweden

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-96558-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-96559-8
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