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Video: Harry Frankfurt on Bullshit


Harry Frankfurt is an American philosopher and author of the New York Times bestseller “On Bullshit”. Although first conceived as an essay over 30 years ago, his theory on bullshit is more relevant today than ever before. This short video summarizes his ideas on what bullshit is, why there’s so much of it, and how it can be a greater enemy to the truth than lies.


2 comments on “Video: Harry Frankfurt on Bullshit

  1. HemmingPlay
    May 5, 2017

    Reblogged this on HemmingPlay and commented:
    One of the obligations of a writer or poet — after describing the beauty in your eyes, of course — is to call out lies and apply a blowtorch to them. There’s a word that’s useful: bullshit

    Liked by 1 person

  2. randomyriad
    July 2, 2016

    Reblogged this on Myriad Ways and commented:
    Some thoughtful, though should be fairly obvious, ideas, very clearly laid out, on how people obfuscate the truth for there own advantage to the disadvantage of everyone else.

    Liked by 1 person

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This entry was posted on July 2, 2016 by in Art and Cinema, Opinion Leaders, Social Justice, War and Peace and tagged , , .

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