The Sins of the Fathers : Turkish Denialism and the Armenian Genocide Hardback
We hear much talk today about post-truth. Journalists and intellectuals describe it as a shocking new phenomenon caused by recent electoral campaigns.
They point to contemporary political statements as horrendous post-truths.
Nothing is more misleading. 'Historical engineering' is not a new phenomenon. Nor are the events to which journalists point as exemplary instances of 'post-truth' particularly poignant. 'Historical engineering' is the intellectual twin of 'social engineering' and has been taking place on increasingly large scales since the dawn of the modern world.
It is a consequence of the premises, methods, and ambitions of modern philosophy.
This book is the first part of a trilogy -- The Betrayal of Philosophy -- that concerns the roots of the post-truth phenomenon.
Its intent is to provide the philosophical world with a phantasm in which it can see not just the what of 'historical engineering,' but the why: to show the flaws of modern philosophy itself.
The phantasm regards the most successful modern project of historical and social engineering: the Armenian Genocide.
It includes both Turkey's 'historical engineering' -- its official policy of genocide negation -- and the massive late Ottoman project of social and territorial engineering which led to the murder of the first Christian nation: Armenia.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 256 pages
- Publisher: Crossroad Publishing Co ,U.S.
- Publication Date: 30/01/2018
- Category: Philosophy of religion
- ISBN: 9780824599164
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