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The Resource The illusion of the free press, John Charney

The illusion of the free press, John Charney

Label
The illusion of the free press
Title
The illusion of the free press
Statement of responsibility
John Charney
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book explores the relationship between truth and freedom in the free press. It argues that the relationship is problematic because the free press implies a competition between plural ideas, whereas truth is univocal. Based on this tension the book claims that the idea of a free press is premised on an epistemological illusion. This illusion enables society to maintain that the world it perceives through the press corresponds to the world as it actually exists, explaining why defenders of the free press continue to rely on its capacity to discover the truth, despite economic conditions and technological innovations undermining much of its independence. The book invites the reader to reconsider the philosophical foundations, constitutional justifications, and structure and functions of the free press, and whether the institution can, in fact, realise both freedom and truth. It will be of great interest to anyone concerned in the role and value of the free press in the modern world
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Charney, John
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Freedom of the press
  • Freedom of speech
  • Truth
  • Freedom of speech
  • Freedom of the press
  • Truth
Label
The illusion of the free press, John Charney
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Free press : necessary illusions -- The classic theory and the quest for truth -- Truth and politics : democratic justifications of a free press -- Freedom of speech and autonomy : towards the discovery of the true self -- Freedom and truth
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxii, 185 pages
Isbn
9781509908899
Lccn
2017045282
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1003640750
Label
The illusion of the free press, John Charney
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Free press : necessary illusions -- The classic theory and the quest for truth -- Truth and politics : democratic justifications of a free press -- Freedom of speech and autonomy : towards the discovery of the true self -- Freedom and truth
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxii, 185 pages
Isbn
9781509908899
Lccn
2017045282
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1003640750

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