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by Harry G. Frankfurt

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  • ISBN 1845951247
  • ISBN13 978-1845951245
  • Language English
  • Author Harry G. Frankfurt
  • Publisher PIMLICO (September 6, 2007)
  • Pages 112
  • Formats doc azw txt doc
  • Category Social Science
  • Subcategory Philosophy
  • Size ePub 1696 kb
  • Size Fb2 1354 kb
  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 850


Having outlined a theory of bullshit and falsehood, Harry G. Frankfurt turns to what lies beyond them: the truth, a concept not as obvious as some might expect.

Having outlined a theory of bullshit and falsehood, Harry G. Our culture's devotion to bullshit may seem much stronger than our apparently halfhearted attachment to truth.

On Bullshit is a 1986 essay, reprinted as a 2005 book, by philosopher Harry G. Frankfurt which presents a theory of bullshit that defines the concept and analyzes the applications of bullshit in the context of communication. Frankfurt determines that bullshit is speech intended to persuade without regard for truth.

Harry G. Frankfurt is a professor of philosophy emeritus at Princeton University. His books include The Reasons of Love; Necessity, Volition, and Love; and The Importance of What We Care About. He lives in Princeton, New Jersey. Библиографические данные.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Having outlined a theory of bullshit and falsehood, Harry G. Frankfurt turns to what lies beyond them: the truth.

The philosopher Harry G. Frankfurt wades back into the manure. Since the philosopher Harry Frankfurt fired his opening salvo against bull in a scholarly essay 20 years ago, the heaps of scat have only continued to grow

The philosopher Harry G. Since the philosopher Harry Frankfurt fired his opening salvo against bull in a scholarly essay 20 years ago, the heaps of scat have only continued to grow. In 2005, Princeton University Press turned the essay, On Bull--, into a book that became a best seller, yet even with the benefit of a vastly wider audience, Frankfurt’s theory hasn’t put the merest dent in the steaming piles.

Practically speaking, many of us deploy the truth only when absolutely .

Practically speaking, many of us deploy the truth only when absolutely necessary, often finding alternatives to be more saleable, and yet somehow civilization seems to be muddling along.

His book will have sentient beings across America asking, "The truth-why didn't . . Frankfurt turns to what lies beyond them: the truth, a concept not as obvious as some might e. With the same leavening wit and commonsense wisdom that animates his pathbreaking work On Bullshit, Frankfurt encourages us to take another look at the truth: there may be something there that is perhaps too plain to notice but for which we have a mostly unacknowledged yet deep-seated passion.

On Truth Frankfurt, Harry G. Random House (USA) 9780307264220 : Having outlined a theory of bullshit and falsehood, Harry G. Frankfurt turns to what lies beyond them: the truth, a concept no. On Truth, Frankfurt, Harry G. Варианты приобретения. Кол-во: Наличие: Поставка под заказ. Есть в наличии на складе поставщика. Склад Америка: 13 шт. При оформлении заказа до: 15 ноя 2019 Ориентировочная дата поставки: середина Декабря При условии наличия книги у поставщика.

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Avarm
A somewhat longer part 2 to Dr. Frankfurt's book "On B.S." (I use B.S. because Amazon will not let me write the real word in a review, but you know what it stands for...). Here he briefly explores the epistemological structure of truth along with its social, political, and psychological importance and the need to reject the corrosive postmodernist idea that there is no such thing as "truth". A short book, easy to read, very much food for thought in these troubling times. Dr. Frankfurt is a legend in the field of philosophy of mind and the subject of free will. This little book well worth the read.
Golden Lama
Dr. Frankfurt, the author of this book, explicitly makes clear that this book was intended as an extension to his very original and insightful previous book "On BS". In that book Dr. Frankfurt elaborated on why he thought that BS was such a danger to society and did so not only quite well but in a very original manner. Few authors covered the subject previously in a serious manner, never mind in the insightful and original manner that he did.

This reviewer was expecting more of the same albeit knowing full well that this would be much more difficult, especially considering the fact that the topic has been covered in a much more extensive depth throughout all history. Unfortunately Dr. Frankfurt was not able to match his previous book, "On BSt" in terms of either originality or depth of insight. The reasons are for the obvious fact that this topic has been so well and thoroughly covered throughout human history. Dr. Frankfurt cites the many reasons that have been so many times cited before such as those cited by Kant, Aristotle and many other before (i.e., without truth making a decision as to how to optimize actions are impossible, etc.). Thus this book lacks both the originality and in-depth insights of his previous "On BS". A real let down albeit expected considering the quantity and quality of writing on this topic in the past.

On the positive side he does sum up previous thought on this subject quite well. Hence anyone interested would do well to read it, just for the summary if nothing else. In addition, the audiobook is relatively well read. Never a monotone or boring moment.
Eng.Men
I was hooked from the first page, where Frankfurt explains one of the first principles about the truth -- that, for any functioning society, first and foremost the truth is actually a *useful* thing. Despite being just a short essay, this book reads as a complete compendium to a fascinating subject. I find his writing style superb and the clarity of his thinking an absolute inspiration. With On BS, these two books make an excellent addition to any thinking person's bookshelf or ebook. Not to mention that his dismissal of post-modernism's view of the truth is as hilarious as it is compelling. A very enjoyable and worthwhile little book.
Saimath
A little disappointing. Really just a short essay and OK, but not great.
Diredefender
Good counterpoint to On Bulls***, but not nearly as good. But still, good to give as part pf a set. I would not give it alone though.
Malara
Smart mate to his book On Bulls***.
Pryl
good food for thought
This is a very delightful read after reading On Bulls***. The author expands his view of truth and he does it in such a charming and pleasant way. Very high precision with illuminating examples.