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On “Bullshit” by Robert Gibson

Submitted by nima on Sat, 10/09/2021 - 21:08

In his essay “Bullshit” (2011), Robert Gibson argues that there is not enough attention to the meaning and usages of a vastly used word. The author starts by a short referring to another essay by Harry G. Frankfurt (2005), a professor of moral philosophy, who believes despite that bullshit is an important piece of our culture, there is no special attention to it. The author mentions the different words between truth and lies, which receive their own amount of attention because they are either irritating or harmless, but bullshit gets less attention because it is not so unpleasant nor clearly acts for truthfulness.