Roland Breeur’s L. I. S.: Lies – Imposture – Stupidity: impact

Although the main conceptual components of this essay are not new, the structure and the end productare highly original. This book has a twofold impact onthecontemporary research on truth:  it combines images that have been  always  relevant to  the  philosophical discourse, namely, the phenomenon of truth, and it also carries on the message  through different means and channels, including conferences on  the issues examined in the book,an internet platform fakeMatters, and efforts topublish L. I. S.: Lies – Imposture – Stupidity in  different languages, thereby trying to make the ideas  more accessible to the wider public broadening its understanding on how truth functions, lies infiltrate, and post-truth prevails.   

 As truth is one of the grand concepts  and has  the quality of being everywhere and at the same time nowhere, the dialogue  around it  occasionally feels worn out. Roland Breeur invokes nonstandard conceptualisation by stating that truth no longer has any authority and possesses the qualities of being pointless, insipid, futile, superficial, full of clichés, meanwhile lie, dissimulation of facts, fiction, falsehood might be very insightful and potent. By expanding on these points even further, R. Breeur finds a new way of speaking about the truth and as a result revives the conversation.  

Furthermore,the philosophical tradition  has been impacted by extra-project activities, such as holding  events, creating an internet platform, and  translating the book in other languages.Through  these means,  Roland Breeur and his associates develop the discourse on imposters, imposter syndrome (in both Breeur‘s platform and book one can even find a wide array of real life examples  of  how people live their life in a state of imposture), presenting a new way of thinking about post-truth and its manifestation, rearranging and rejuvenating the dialogue on truth and its bits and pieces.  


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