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Visiting Scholars Seminar: New Research on Europe

Blurring the Distinction between Opinion and Truth in New Authoritarianisms: The Case of Turkey


February 14, 2018
12:15pm - 1:45pm
Hoffmann Room, Busch Hall Directions
February 14, 2018
12:15pm - 1:45pm
Hoffmann Room, Busch Hall Directions

The significance of the distinction between opinion and truth is laid out in the dialogues of Plato’s Republic Book V. Focusing on the case of Turkey, this seminar will underline how rising authoritarian regimes are blurring the distinction between opinion and expert knowledge while at the same time engaging in policies that curb free speech.

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