Tag: Harry Frankfurt

December 30, 2010  |  No Comments

Addendum to previous post on Harry Frankfurt’s On Bullshit:

John Mayer’s song “Daughters” is a perfect example of bullshit, as Frankfurt defines it.  Here is the chorus, which I sometimes hear in the vicinity of the frozen food section:

Fathers, be good to your daughters
Daughters will love like you do
Girls become lovers who turn into mothers
So mothers, … Read More

December 3, 2010  |  No Comments

“Why is there so much bullshit?” asks Princeton philosophy professor Harry G. Frankfurt.  He doesn’t ask plaintively, but rather in the formal manner of a rigorous philosophical inquiry.  He defines bullshit, more or less, not as lying, but as talking about something without knowing about it and without caring whether you know.  You could be … Read More