Ideafest 2020

What's truth got to do with it?


Victoria City Hall, Council Chamber

March 4

7:00pm – 9:00pm

What's truth got to do with it?

In the age of post-truth and “truthiness”, Truth seems to have lost a lot of its former friends. This event brings together four UVic thought leaders to define truth and its limits. They’ll explore truth as it relates to cross-cultural encounters, post-modern assertions that it doesn’t exist, historic abuses of truths, and current government administrations in the US and elsewhere. Bring your own thoughts on truth for a lively Q&A following the panel.

Dave Obee (Editor-in-Chief, Times Colonist)
Moderators: Alex D’Arcy (Faculty of Humanities) and John Lutz (Department of History)
Panel: Kristin Semmens, Jason Colby (Department of History), Colin Macleod (Department of Philosophy) and Val Napoleon (Faculty of Law)

This event is now sold out.

Organized by: Faculty of Humanities