Simone Sefland Pedersen

PhD student, PhD Student

Simone Sefland Pedersen


My project entitled "How do you know?" deals with the phenomenon postfactuality. My methodical framework is conceptual history and contemporary history of ideas.

How did the term emerge? Why has it gained legitimacy in both American and European media? What does it explain? And last, but not least: which ideas does it contain, challenge and shift?

I work from the thesis that the phenomenon illustrates shifts in authority and structural changes within public spheres. Furthermore I will argue that it is a symptom of changes in common ideas of what public spheres are, should be and can be.

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