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Denial, Denialism and Post-Denialism Why is Speaking Truth so Difficult?

Why do we deny? How does denialism work? Why is post-denialism replacing it? And how can they be combatted?


The truth hurts. We cannot always acknowledge our desires – even to ourselves. So we deny them. And sometimes we go further: The term ‘denialism’ describes a cluster of ‘alternative’ forms of knowledge, including Holocaust denial, global warming denial, anti-vaxxers, 911 conspiracism, creationism and more. Denialism has been part of the political landscape for decades, but now some (like Donald Trump) are going further, transitioning to ‘post-denialism’ in which almost anything goes.

Why do we deny? How does denialism work and why is post-denialism replacing it? And how can they be combatted? In this talk, Keith Kahn-Harris, author of Denial: The Unspeakable Truth, argues that a solution will only be possible when we come to terms with the truth of our darker desires.


Speaker(s):

Keith Kahn-Harris | talks | www

 

Date and Time:

7 April 2019 at 3:00 pm

Duration:

1 hour 30 minutes

 

Venue:

Conway Hall Ethical Society
25 Red Lion Square
London
WC1R 4RL
020 7405 1818
http://https://conwayhall.org.uk/ethical-society/

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£8 / £4 concessions

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