Journal of Philosophy of Life

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Bullshit, Living, and the Future

Kyle Takaki

Journal of Philosophy of Life Vol.9, No.2 (November 2019):32-51




Harry Frankfurt’s work On Bullshit provides an analysis of this (ubiquitous) phenomenon, which David Graeber extends sociologically in his examination of bullshit jobs. How do these notions relate to philosophies of life and the innumerable lives caught in the systemic layers of bs? And what bearing does bs have on our potential future?

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