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Bullshit and philosophy : guaranteed to get perfect results every time / edited by Gary L. Hardcastle and George A. Reisch.

Hardcastle, Gary L. (Added Author). Reisch, George A., 1962- (Added Author).
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Location: Fennell STACKS BJ1421 .B85 2006
Barcode: 30731101092769
Status: Available

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  • ISBN: 0812696115 (trade pbk. : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9780812696110 (trade pbk. : alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: xxiii, 272 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Open Court, c2006.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
On bullshitmania / George A. Reisch and Gary L. Hardcastle -- To shoot the bull? rethinking and responding to bullshit -- On letting it slide / Scott Kimbrough -- A defense of common sense / Consuelo Preti -- The pragmatics of bullshit, intelligently designed / George A. Reisch -- Bullshit and the foibles of the human mind, or : what the masters of the dark arts know / Kenneth A. Taylor -- Bullshit and personality / Sara Bernal -- Performing bullshit and the post-sincere condition / Alan Richardson -- The importance of being earnest : a pragmatic approach to bullshitting / Cornelis de Waal -- The bull by the horns : defining bullshit -- Deeper into bullshit / G.A. Cohen -- The unity of bullshit / Gary L. Hardcastle -- Raising the tone : definition, bullshit, and the definition of bullshit / Andrew Aberdein -- Different kinds and aspects of bullshit / Hans Maes and Katrien Schaubroeck -- It's all around us : bullshit in politics, science, education, and the law -- The republic of bullshit : on the dumbing-up of democracy / Mark Evans -- Political bullshit and the stoic story of self / Vanessa Neumann -- Bullshit at the interface of science and policy : global warming, toxic substances, and other pesky problems / Heather Douglas -- Rhetoric is not bullshit / David J. Tietge -- Just bullshit / Steve Fuller.
Summary, etc.:
"Sixteen essays offer discussions, interpretations, and criticisms related to Harry G. Frankfurt's essay "On Bullshit" and other philosophical work on bullshit. Topics addressed include: the definition of bullshit; the ethics and epistemology of bullshit; and the role of bullshit in contemporary culture" -From the publisher.
Subject: Truthfulness and falsehood.