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Bio

My name is Natascha Rietdijk. I am a PhD candidate in Philosophy at TiLPS. I investigate so-called "post-truth" politics: a type of political rhetoric which seems unconcerned with truth. My research focuses on the question what this newly popular style of doing politics means for the way people acquire and share knowledge.

Expertise

I am interested in various topics in ethics, political philosophy, moral psychology and social epistemology, including among others:

  • The ethics of manipulation
  • Propaganda and political communication
  • Autonomy, self-knowledge and authenticity
  • (Declining) trust in knowledge institutions (such as the mainstream media and universities)
  • Conditions for democracy

Teaching

I have taught courses in Philosophical Anthropology (ancient and modern), Social and Political Philosophy, and Contemporary Political Philosophy, as well as various courses for non-philosophy students including Philosophy of Science, Business Ethics, and an introduction to the history of philosophy.

Courses

Recent publications

  1. Post-Truth Politics as Collective Gaslighting -

    Rietdijk, N. (2018). Post-Truth Politics as Collective Gaslighting. Abstract from OZSW Conference 2018, Enschede, Netherlands.

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