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Bullshit

Harry G. Frankfurt

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With »Bullshit« the American philosopher Harry G. Frankfurt presented the classic »Outrage!« Books. By storm he captured the hearts of everyone who had had enough of nonsense talk in the subway and office and on all channels for a long time. Within weeks, his angry manifesto sold half a million copies in the United States, resulting in a global campaign against bullshitting.
But bullshit won. To this day we have stupid "picture" columns and hollow chatter on talk shows and on cell phones. We would have to endure all this powerlessly if we didn't have Frankfurt's elegant and precise accounting with such phenomena at hand, the original of all anger books and an indispensable basic work of applied stupidity research. Bullshit? Read!

cover Paperback
Page number 47
Publication date 17.02.2014
language German
ISBN 978-3-518-46490-8
publishing company Suhrkamp
Dimensions (L / W / H) 18.8 / 11.9 / 1 cm
Weight 55 g
Original title On bullshit
Edition 3. Edition
translator Michael Bischoff
Sales rank 15813
Immediately available free shipping
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cover Paperback
Page number 47
Publication date 17.02.2014
language German
ISBN 978-3-518-46490-8
publishing company Suhrkamp
Dimensions (L / W / H) 18.8 / 11.9 / 1 cm
Weight 55 g
Original title On bullshit
Edition 3. Edition
translator Michael Bischoff
Sales rank 15813

description

With »Bullshit« the American philosopher Harry G. Frankfurt presented the classic »Outrage!« Books. By storm he captured the hearts of everyone who had had enough of nonsense talk in the subway and office and on all channels long enough. Within weeks, his angry manifesto sold half a million copies in the United States, resulting in a global campaign against bullshitting.
But bullshit won. To this day we have stupid "picture" columns and hollow chatter on talk shows and on cell phones. We would have to endure all this powerlessly if we didn't have Frankfurt's elegant and precise accounting with such phenomena at hand, the original of all anger books and an indispensable basic work of applied stupidity research. Bullshit? Read!


Informative, but not entertaining
by Xirxe from Hanover on 09/03/2016

42 lavishly printed paperback pages to define bullshit - somehow I was sure that there would still be enough space for amusing and / or satirical considerations about when and where slogans would be uttered that would be considered bullshit. But far from it. This little booklet is a ... 42 generously printed paperback pages for the definition of bullshit - somehow I was sure that there would still be enough space for amusing and / or satirical considerations about when and where slogans would be uttered that would be bullshit would be considered. But far from it. This booklet is a thoroughly serious linguistic and philosophical treatise on the term bullshit, the first 12 pages alone serving to define the demarcation from humbug. Furthermore, the origin and the relationship of similar sounding words is analyzed, what makes him of the lie differs and so on and so on. For linguists this may well be suitable for quenching their thirst for knowledge, but for Anna and Otto Normalo (to whom I also belong) there is very little really interesting to be found. So I've now become a little smarter, but I didn't talk.