On Bullshit

The famous book “On Bullshit” of the American philosopher Harry Frankfurt has now been extended. Frankfurt originally described the relationship of spoken words and truth as being completely independent.

As I learned now, Jim Holt’s “When Einstein Walked with Gödel” now updated the “On Bullshit” chapter on the administration of president George W. Bush with a depressing reference to Donald Trump.


The ultimate reference, however, will be coming August 4th, 2020: Calling Bullshit: The Art of Skepticism in a Data-Driven World, by Carl Bergstrom and Jevin West.