Living Philosophy

Fake News and Fiction with Hannah Kim

October 16, 2021 Todd Mei / Hannah Kim Season 1 Episode 18
Living Philosophy
Fake News and Fiction with Hannah Kim
Show Notes

What is the difference between fake news and fiction? While we tend to deplore fake news, we often enlist fiction in the forms of stories, films, and literature to provide entertainment as well as moral and aesthetic edification. And yet, we also associate fake news with powerful political narratives. Prof. Hannah Kim (Macalester College) discusses the way facts relate to both mediums and what we can do to mitigate the problems of disinformation. 

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Host:
Dr Todd Mei

Sponsors:
Philosophy2u.com
Hillary Hutchinson, Career and Change Coach at Transitioning Your Life
Martin Bunzl, author of Thinking while Walking
Hermeneutics in Real Life
Geoffrey Moore, author of The Infinite Staircase

Links Related to this Episode:
Hannah Kim (personal website)
Philosophy of Fiction

Amie L. Thomasson (Dartmouth)
Squid Games (becoming real)

Music: Earth and the Moon, by Ketsa

Logo Art: Angela Silva, Dattura Studios