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Fall 2008

In On Bullshit, philosopher Harry Frankfurt’s splendid appraisal of the tendency, he notes that, unlike flat-out liars, who first must know the truth in order to obscure it, bullshitters disregard the question of truthfulness altogether; they aim to make a sale. “It is just this lack of connection to a concern with truth—this indifference to how things really are—that I regard as the essence of bullshit,” Frankfurt writes. ... Read More

Symposium - U.S. Election Symposium