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On bullshit

Author: Harry G Frankfurt
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Most people are rather confident of their ability to recognize bullshit and to avoid being taken in by it, yet we have no clear understanding of what bullshit is, why there is so much of it, or what functions it serves--and we lack a conscientious appreciation of what it means to us. In other words, as Harry Frankfurt writes, "we have no theory." Frankfurt, one of the world's most influential moral philosophers,  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Harry G Frankfurt
ISBN: 0691122946 9780691122946
OCLC Number: 56632137
Description: 67 pages ; 16 cm
Responsibility: Harry G. Frankfurt.
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Explores how bullshit is distinct from lying. This book argues that bullshitters misrepresent themselves to their audience not as liars do, that is, by deliberately making false claims about what is  Read more...

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Harry G. Frankfurt, 2017 Charles Homer Haskins Prize Lecturer, American Council of Learned Societies A #1 New York Times Bestseller Winner of the 2005 Bestseller Award in Philosophy, The Book Read more...

 
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