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Frankfurt, Harry G. 1929-

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Works: 92 works in 325 publications in 7 languages and 12,947 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Editor, Illuminator, Creator, Interviewee
Classifications: BJ1421, 177.3
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On bullshit by Harry G Frankfurt ( Book )
17 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 2,135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One of the most salient features of our culture is that there is so much bullshit. Everyone knows this. Each of us contributes his share. But we tend to take the situation for granted. Most people are rather confident of their ability to recognize bullshit and to avoid being taken in by it. So the phenomenon has not aroused much deliberate concern. We have no clear understanding of what bullshit is, why there is so much of it, or what functions it serves. And we lack a conscientiously developed appreciation of what it means to us. In other words, as Harry Frankfurt writes, 'we have no theory'. Frankfurt, one of the world's most influential moral philosophers, attempts to build such a theory here. With his characteristic combination of philosophical acuity, psychological insight, and wry humor, Frankfurt proceeds by exploring how bullshit and the related concept of humbug are distinct from lying. He argues that bullshitters misrepresent themselves to their audience not as liars do, that is, by deliberately making false claims about what is true. In fact, bullshit need not be untrue at all. Rather, 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
Taking ourselves seriously & Getting it right by Harry G Frankfurt ( )
13 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Harry G. Frankfurt begins his inquiry by asking, "What is it about human beings that makes it possible for us to take ourselves seriously?"" "The first section of the book consists of the two lectures. The second section consists of comments in response by Christine M. Korsgaard, Michael E. Bratman, and Meir Dan-Cohen."--Jacket
On truth by Harry G Frankfurt ( Book )
13 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 1,061 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A philosophical treatise on the nature of truth offers a common-sense and witty approach that examines what it is and its value in a world and culture that seems devoted to falsehood, lies, half-truths, and marketing jargon
Demons, dreamers, and madmen; the defense of reason in Descartes's Meditations by Harry G Frankfurt ( Book )
30 editions published between 1970 and 2008 in English and held by 1,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this classic work, best-selling author Harry Frankfurt provides a compelling analysis of the question that not only lies at the heart of Descartes's Meditations, but also constitutes the central preoccupation of modern philosophy: on what basis can reason claim to provide any justification for the truth of our beliefs? Demons, Dreamers, and Madmen provides an ingenious account of Descartes's defense of reason against his own famously skeptical doubts that he might be a madman, dreaming, or, worse yet, deceived by an evil demon into believing falsely. Frankfurt's masterful and imaginative rea
On truth by Harry G Frankfurt ( )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After the success of his work "On bullshit," Frankfurt looks at the other side of the philosophical coin. If bullshit resides in the realm of subjective perception, then truth points to what lies outside that realm. Frankfurt is praised for his ability to speak to a wide general audience. Thus, On Truth is required reading for anyone who wishes to understand the function of truth in our culture
Leibniz; a collection of critical essays by Harry G Frankfurt ( Book )
19 editions published between 1972 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On bullshit by Harry G Frankfurt ( )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Most people are rather confident of their ability to recognize bullshit and to avoid being taken in by it, yet we have no clear understanding of what bullshit is, why there is so much of it, or what functions it serves--and we lack a conscientious appreciation of what it means to us. In other words, as Harry Frankfurt writes, "we have no theory." Frankfurt, one of the world's most influential moral philosophers, attempts to build such a theory here. With his characteristic combination of philosophical acuity, psychological insight, and wry humor, he argues that bullshitters misrepresent themselves not as liars do, that is, by deliberately making false claims. Rather, 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 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
The importance of what we care about : philosophical essays by Harry G Frankfurt ( Book )
35 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The reasons of love by Harry G Frankfurt ( Book )
13 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book by one of the world's leading moral philosophers argues that the key to a fulfilled life is to pursue wholeheartedly what one cares about, that love is the most authoritative form of caring, and that the purest form of love is, in a complicated way, self-love." "Harry Frankfurt writes that it is through caring that we infuse the world with meaning. Caring provides us with stable ambitions and concerns; it shapes the framework of aims and interests within which we lead our lives. The most basic and essential question for a person to raise about the conduct of his or her life is not what he or she should care about but what, in fact, he or she cannot help caring about."--Jacket
Necessity, volition, and love by Harry G Frankfurt ( Book )
16 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The essays that comprise this collection represent Harry Frankfurt's contribution to the philosophy of action, moral psychology and the study of Descartes
Bullshit by Harry G Frankfurt ( Book )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in German and Swedish and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Most people are rather confident of their ability to recognize bullshit and to avoid being taken in by it, yet we have no clear understanding of what bullshit is, why there is so much of it, or what functions it serves--and we lack a conscientious appreciation of what it means to us. In other words, as Harry Frankfurt writes, "we have no theory." Frankfurt, one of the world's most influential moral philosophers, attempts to build such a theory here. With his characteristic combination of philosophical acuity, psychological insight, and wry humor, he argues that bullshitters misrepresent themselves not as liars do, that is, by deliberately making false claims. Rather, 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 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
Freiheit und Selbstbestimmung : ausgewählte Texte by Harry G Frankfurt ( Book )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in German and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Démons, rêveurs et fous : la défense de la raison dans les "Méditations" de Descartes by Harry G Frankfurt ( Book )
5 editions published in 1989 in French and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gründe der Liebe by Harry G Frankfurt ( Book )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in German and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Über die Wahrheit by Harry G Frankfurt ( Book )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in German and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sich selbst ernst nehmen by Harry G Frankfurt ( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in German and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fang pi : ming li shuang shou de jie jing by Harry G Frankfurt ( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in Chinese and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Some mysteries of love by Harry G Frankfurt ( Book )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sobre la verdad by Harry G Frankfurt ( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A philosophical treatise on the nature of truth offers a common-sense and witty approach that examines what it is and its value in a world and culture that seems devoted to falsehood, lies, half-truths, and marketing jargon
Autonomes handeln : Beiträge zur philosophie von Harry G. Frankfurt by Monika Betzler ( Book )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in German and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Main description: Dieser Sammelband vereint Beiträge, die sich mit der Philosophie von Harry G. Frankfurt auseinandersetzen; er liefert einen umfassenden Überblick über die internationale Diskussion seines Werks
 
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Alternative Names
Frankfurt, Harry 1929-
Frankfurt, Harry G.
Frankfurt, Harry Gordon
פרנקפורט, הארי ג׳ 1929-
フランクファート, ハリー・G
Languages
English (209)
German (29)
Spanish (7)
French (5)
Chinese (2)
Swedish (1)
Hebrew (1)
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