Doubt: Modalities of Being and Thinking

7th Edition of the Université de Montréal Arts & Medias Annual Symposium

20 – 22 November 2019

In these times of rapid changes, information appears in such an invasive fashion that it is not always permitted or simply possible to distinguish between what is real and what is fake. Images, which used to vouch for reality, become suspect. A step back is needed: how can truth– admitting that it objectively exists – be discerned?

In this sense, to doubt means temporarily interrupting the flow of content, questioning knowledge, or scrutinizing discourses that may appear self-evident but are, in essence, thoroughly ideological.… Doubting means restoring the complexity and richness of narratives and lives lived. It is up to us to embrace and go beyond these fleeting moments of irresoluteness.