René Descartes (1596–1650), French philosopher, scientist, and mathematician; Donald J. Trump (born 1946), 45th President of the USA.
Do you Remember the Birth of «Alternative Facts»?
Conway: “You’re saying it’s a falsehood and Sean Spicer, our press secretary, gave alternative facts to that.”
Todd: “Alternative facts are not facts. They are falsehoods.”
Conway: “If we’re going to keep referring to the press secretary in those types of terms I think we’re going to have to rethink our relationship here.”
Conway: Press Secretary Gave ‘Alternative Facts’
Back to the Roots of the «Liberal Arts»
With her statement, Kellyanne Conway has swept away the frameworks of thought from antiquity and the Middle Ages in a dash. More so-called “Alternative Facts” should follow. However, since the Middle Ages there have been tried and tested means against distortion of reality, namely the so-called “Liberal Arts” (“Septem Artes Liberales”). With their help, crude logics of thought can be seen through and falsified, even in the post-digital age. Let’s listen to our brand new friend, ChatGPT, and its definition of the “Liberal Arts”:
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