Bullshit and Philosophy: Guaranteed to Get Perfect Results Every Time

Bullshit and Philosophy: Guaranteed to Get Perfect Results Every Time

by Gary L. Hardcastle
     
 

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Popular interest in bullshit — and its near relative, truthiness — is at an all-time high, but the subject has a rich philosophical history, with Hobbes, Locke, Hume, and Kant all weighing in on the matter. Here, contemporary philosophers reflect on bullshit from epistemological, ethical, metaphysical, historical, and political points of view. Tackling…  See more details below

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Popular interest in bullshit — and its near relative, truthiness — is at an all-time high, but the subject has a rich philosophical history, with Hobbes, Locke, Hume, and Kant all weighing in on the matter. Here, contemporary philosophers reflect on bullshit from epistemological, ethical, metaphysical, historical, and political points of view. Tackling questions including what is bullshit, what does it do, is it a passing fad, and can it ever be eliminated, the book is a guide and resource for the many who find bullshit worth pondering.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812697841
Publisher:
Open Court Publishing Company
Publication date:
09/30/2011
Series:
Popular Culture and Philosophy
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
993,730
File size:
550 KB

Meet the Author

Gary Hardcastle lives in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, and teaches philosophy at Bloomsburg University in nearby Bloomsburg, PA.

George Reisch resides in Chicago, Illinois, and has a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. He teaches philosophy in the School of Continuing Studies at Northwestern University.

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