Truth is no value on its own. Some truths are stupid and pointless, while some falsehoods are very insightful and potent. Each and every truth is considered for its relevance, or its interest, or its power – there is no freestanding, intrinsically-valuable, capital-T “Truth.” If philosophy loves the truth, it needs to prove it. And you don’t prove your love by referring to “objective facts”: You prove it by using your imagination in order to find ways to express that which you know but lack the proper words for, that which you believe to be urgent and meaningful and wish to make manifest.

Fakematters.eu is a project hosted at the Husserl Archives, Institute of Philosophy, KU Leuven, and is directed by prof. Roland Breeur.

Project Members

Roland Breeur

Roland Breeur teaches early modern and contemporary (so-called “continental”) philosophy at the Institute of Philosophy (KU Leuven). His research and publication area gravitate around French philosophers such as Descartes, Malebranche, Sartre or Deleuze, or the work of Spinoza. More recently he has published studies on imagination, stupidity and imposture. ​

Elad Magomedov

Elad Magomedov is a postdoctoral FWO fellow at the Institute of Philosophy (KU Leuven) and cofounder of fakeMatters. He works on (dis)simulation, phantasma and simulacra in propaganda and ontology. His other interests include philosophy of history, science-fiction and life as propulsion and striving.

Potential contributors are encouraged to contact us with proposals or send us their work for publication.

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