About This Show
How do humans come to believe all the impossible things we believe? The answers, one story at a time.
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The Invention of Objectivity
In the latest installment of our series on "fake news," Lauren and I are joined by Drs. Lorraine Daston and Peter Galison, experts on the history and philosophy of science. Together we trace the history of objectivity, from the schools of Medieval European philosophy to the penny presses of Nineteenth Century America, and all the way up to the January 2017 Women's March on Washington. We debate whether journalistic objectivity has a future in the era of "fake news."
Rated 5 out of
Very smart-great for language lovers!
The podcast analyzing the language of Supreme Court dissents was so great! Brian has excellent guests and a knack for uncovering subtle cultural meaning. Awesome stuff!
Date published: 2015-08-26