“1917 / 2017: Disciplinary Regimes of Truth”

International 2 October 2017
The 2nd Annual Disciplinary Landscape Forum was devoted to the notion of truth in its historical and disciplinary dimensions. This time, the list of speakers included specialists from the National Research University Higher School of Economics (Russia), Bard College (the USA), Radford University (the USA), and the UTMN School of Advanced Studies.

“I was invited to give a paper on Hannah Arendt’s conception of truth. She also wrote a series of essays on truth and lies in politics and the relationship between truth and political life. Bard College, where I work in Annandale, has a strong relationship with Smolny College in Saint Petersburg and has already done some work with the new School of Advanced Studies here, in Tyumen,” said Samantha Rose Hill, PhD (Bard College, the USA).

Among the topics discussed were the philosophical foundations of the notion of truth, including the opposition of modernist truth and “post-truth”, the various functions of the concept of truth in different political, social and cultural frameworks, and the permutations of the idea of truth brought about by the Russian Revolution, which occurred exactly a century ago. 

On the second day, the forum participants grouped into disciplinary teams and reflected on the different notions of truth used in the contemporary disciplines of philosophy, history, cultural studies, and sociology.

Source: UTMN Department of Strategic Communications

Link to Russian version: https://www.utmn.ru/presse/novosti/obshchestvo-i-kultura/331065/


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