Saturday, March 26, 2005

Hear! Hear! On Bullshit

"I think that the tendency to bullshit is encouraged and promoted by the fact that it's a widespread view in a democratic society that a responsible citizen ought to have an opinion about everything. Well, you can't know very much about everything, and so your opinions are likely to be based upon ...pause... bullshit."

Harry Frankfurt
Princeton University Professor of Philosophy Emeritus
Author of "On Bullshit" in a taped interview

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