Ex Libris Kirkland

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First Written 2005
Genre Philosophy
Origin US
Publisher Princeton University Press
ISBN-10 0691122946
ISBN-13 978-0691122946
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First Read May 08, 2005

On Bullshit

Someone who lies and someone who tells the truth are playing on opposite sides, so to speak, in the same game. . . The bullshitter . . . does not reject the authority of the truth, as the liar does, and oppose himself to it. He pays no attention to it at all. By virtue of this, bullshit is a greater enemy of the truth than lies are.

Quoted on May 20, 2012

The realms of advertising and of public relations, and the nowadays closely related realm of politics, are replete with instances of bullshit so unmitigated that they can serve among the most indisputable and classic paradigms of the concept.

Quoted on May 20, 2012

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