Mar 6

EXRE Colloquium: Simon-Pierre Chevarie-Cossette – Two Problems with Bullshitting

Elisa Bezen├žon Time: 17:15 - 19:00 EXRE Colloquium

Abstract: Bullshitting is prima facie wrong, and sometimes blameless. Harry Frankfurt’s famous account, according to which to bullshit is to manifest indifference to truth, fails to explain the wrongness of bullshitting and impliess that it is always blameworthy, or at least inexcusable. We should instead follow Cohen and Wreen and describe it as something like the production of nonsense that is presented as sensical.

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