By George A. Reisch, Gary L. Hardcastle
Renowned curiosity in bullshit — and its close to relative, truthiness — is at an all-time excessive, however the topic has a wealthy philosophical heritage, with Hobbes, Locke, Hume, and Kant all weighing in at the topic. right here, modern philosophers think about bullshit from epistemological, moral, metaphysical, historic, and political issues of view. Tackling questions together with what's bullshit, what does it do, is it a passing fad, and will it ever be eradicated, the publication is a advisor and source for the various who locate bullshit worthy brooding about.
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Bullshit and Philosophy: Guaranteed to Get Perfect Results Every Time (Popular Culture and Philosophy) by George A. Reisch, Gary L. Hardcastle