Is relativism to blame for our post-truth world?
Simon Goldhill (Professor in Greek Literature and Culture and fellow and Director of Studies in Classics at King's College, Cambridge), Caroline Edwards, Priya Gopal (University Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of English, University of Cambridge), Frank Furedi (Emeritus professor of sociology at the University of Kent), Mr Simon Blackburn (Cambridge University)

October 21, 2017, 9:30am - 11:00am
Festival of Ideas, University of Cambridge

Faculty of Law
Cambridge CB3 9DZ
United Kingdom

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If all cultures and concerns are equally valid then surely it follows that truth is subjective? Or is this a meaningless caricature of relativism? Join Simon Goldhill, Caroline Edwards, Priya Gopal and Frank Furedi as they discuss what relativism can and can't tell us about the 'post-truth' world. Chaired by Simon Blackburn.

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