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DOI: 10.31921/doxacom
Issue number: 27, July-December 2018


Ignacio Blanco Alfonso Universidad CEU San Pablo, Madrid, España
Title Beliefs, post-truth and politics Summary This text presents the preliminary ideas of an investigation in progress related to the influence of personal beliefs in shaping public opinion and its relationship to politics within contexts dominated by post-truth. The political events of 2016 (Brexit and the victory of Donald Trump) have demonstrated the vulnerability of our democracies with regard to biased and malicious political communications. The post-truth era has revealed the ability of passionate political discourse (based on pathos) to ravage rational political speech (based on logos). Keywords Beliefs, cognitive dissonance, post-truth, political discourse.


doi: https://doi.org/10.31921/doxacom.n27a20


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