Debunking December 2016’s Alchemist Café

Evidence in the age of truthiness: are we all Nietzsche’s children?

In its second year, this event is part of Alchemist Café Dublin‘s annual “Debunking December”

The German philosopher Friederich Nietzsche provocatively said that “Truths are illusions of which we have forgotten that they are illusions.” The assault that followed on the intellectual inheritance of the West aimed to create a liberation movement from all kinds of repression, but most of all, our and the earth’s subjugation to technology and Enlightenment Reason. Where has this left us as we enter the age of Trump? What status do facts and science have when mass society votes for the will to power?

Trevor Butterworth is Executive Director of the non-profit Sense About Science USA. He’s written for the New Yorker online, the Harvard Business Review, Newsweek, The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, and many other publications. He was educated at Trinity College Dublin, Georgetown University, and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism; he is currently a visiting fellow at Cornell University.


Date: Tuesday 20th December 2016

Location: The Mercantile Bar, Dame Street, Dublin 2
Time: 7pm
Admission: Free – All Welcome!

Complimentary finger food will be provided

This event is in association with Sense About Science USA


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