In the age of post-truth, is wrongful persuasion still possible? How easily are we duped by spin and public relations tripe? Can persuasion be logical?
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Michael Picard is an instructor at SFU and in Douglas College's Department of Philosophy and Humanities. He is especially fond of the history of ideas. He has taught logic and the history of infinity, history of psychology, professional and applied ethics, ethical theory, psychology and social theory, perception and cognition, philosophy of science and mathematics, and ancient philosophy east and west.
About the Philosophers' Café
Philosophers’ Café is a series of informal public discussions in libraries, cafés and restaurants throughout Metro Vancouver. The cafés, which are open to everyone, have brought dialogue and discussion to thousands of people who are interested in exploring issues from the absurd to the sublime. To learn more about the Philosophers’ Café, please visit their website.