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On Bullshit by Harry G. Frankfurt
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Feb 25, 07

Read in April, 2006

Frankfurt capitalizes on the potential for absurdity inherant in 'philosophical' texts. What philosophy sometimes comes down to, or rather, what critiqing it comes down to, is how well you can dissect what someone is actually saying, moving past all of the bullshit of language. The language used in this book is so dense at times that you might find it to be bullshit. The funny thing is, that's the point. He uses the language against itself. He describes how something can be bullshit if it sounds legit. More to the point, he proves that what may sound like bullshit is actually truth. Dig.
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Bryant This is so true. I found this little book fairly amusing, but not enough to give it high marks. The author, on the other hand, gets high marks from me for originality and humor. He is clearly a very intelligent man. :)

Nicholas Exactly. As a book it's solid. As a treatise? Not so much...

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