headshot2013-220x332Dr. Sharon Kaye, professor of philosophy, was recently quoted in the LA Times article Where fake news came from — and why some readers believe it: “’If a lie is telling you something you want to hear, you’re more likely to think it’s true,’ Kaye said. The lies can be difficult to debunk because they involve proving that something didn’t happen. ‘You can’t prove a negative,’ Kaye said, ‘but you can argue that the burden of proof lies on the other side… if they’re making a claim against common sense or against more plentiful evidence.’ Kaye also noted that arguing that a fact is true just because it hasn’t been proved false constitutes poor logic.”


Posted on January 9, 2017