Our Vision and our Mission: Bullshit, Assertion and Belief

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dc.contributor.author Kotzee, Ben
dc.date.accessioned 2018-03-02T10:51:07Z
dc.date.available 2018-03-02T10:51:07Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.citation Kotzee, B. (2007). Our vision and our mission: Bullshit, assertion and belief. South African Journal of Philosophy= Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Wysbegeerte, 26(2), 164-175.
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/27622
dc.description.abstract 'Bullshit'', as Harry Frankfurt writes in his recent book, On Bullshit, is a communication that pretends to be genuinely informative, but really is not. The person who talks bullshit, Frankfurt holds, is unconcerned with whether what he says is true, but is very concerned with how he is thought of by the listener. In this paper, I discuss Frankfurt's theory of bullshit, making specific reference to the requirement for deceptive intent on the part of the bullshitter, and to whether bullshitting must involve conscious dishonesty. Some choice examples of bullshit are nosed and the question of whether Frankfurt really has it in for postmodernism is addressed.
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dc.source South African Journal of Philosophy
dc.source.uri http://philosophy.mandela.ac.za/SAJP-(South-African-Journal-of-Philosophy)
dc.title Our Vision and our Mission: Bullshit, Assertion and Belief
dc.type Journal Article
dc.date.updated 2016-01-15T09:50:15Z
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities
dc.publisher.department Department of Philosophy
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