A P.S. on B.S.: Some Remarks on Humbug and Bullshit

Metaphilosophy 44 (1-2):105-115 (2013)
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Abstract

While lies have attracted philosophical attention since antiquity, phenomena in the near area have generated considerably less interest. Lately, however, Max Black and Harry Frankfurt have visited a close relative: humbug or bullshit, as it's either more politely or more rudely called. In this article their views on humbug and bullshit are exposed, explained, critiqued, and, ultimately, rejected. An alternative view is then proposed and defended

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On Bullshit.Harry G. Frankfurt - 1986 - Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.
On bullshit.Harry G. Frankfurt - 1986 - Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.
On truth.Harry G. Frankfurt - 2006 - New York: Knopf.
The prevalence of humbug, and other essays.Max Black - 1983 - Ithaca [N.Y.]: Cornell University Press.

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