An introduction to the politics of truth and lying, with the goal of discovering deeper principles underlying them. Questions include: what is the moral standing of various “pathologies” of public speech; does free speech promote the acquisition of the truth; what intellectual and moral duties do we have when engaging in public disagreement; what role should expert testimony play when informing policy decisions; and what is willful ignorance as it relates to racism and sexism, and what is the remedy?

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