Bullshit from Gramps, Batshit and Semitch considered harmful

professor rat pro2rat at yahoo.com.au
Thu Aug 5 17:52:21 PDT 2021

A reminder:

... bullshitters seek to convey a certain impression of themselves without being concerned about whether anything at all is true. They quietly change the rules governing their end of the conversation so that claims about truth and falsity are irrelevant. 
Frankfurt concludes that although bullshit can take many innocent forms, excessive indulgence in it can eventually undermine the practitioner’s capacity to tell the truth in a way that lying does not. Liars at least acknowledge that it matters what is true. By virtue of this, Frankfurt writes, bullshit is a greater enemy of the truth than lies are.

>From PUP announcement of "On Bullshit".

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