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One of the most salient features of our culture is that there is so much bullshit.
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Bullshit is unavoidable whenever circumstance require someone to talk without knowing what he is talking about.

— Harry G. Frankfurt

There are significant relationships, of course, between wanting things and caring about them..The notion of caring is in large part constructed out of the notion of desire. Caring about something may be, in the end, nothing more than a certain complex mode of wanting it. However, simply attributing desire to a person does not in itself convey that the person cares about the object he desires.

— Harry G. Frankfurt

Civilizations ... cannot flourish if they are beset with troublesome infections of mistaken beliefs.

— Harry G. Frankfurt

One of the most salient features of our culture is that there is so much bullshit.

— Harry G. Frankfurt

To establish and to sustain an advanced culture, we need to avoid being debilitated either by error or by ignorance. We need to know-and, of course, we must also understand how to make productive use of-a great many truths.

— Harry G. Frankfurt

The notion of carefully wrought bullshit involves, then, a certain inner
strain. Thoughtful attention to detail requires discipline and objectivity. It entails accepting standards and limitations that forbid the indulgence of impulse or whim. It is this selflessness that, in connection with bullshit, strikes us as inapposite. But in fact it is not out of the question at all. The realms of advertising and of public relations, and the nowadays closely related realm of politics, are replete with instances of bullshit so unmitigated that they can serve among the most indisputable and classic paradigms of the concept. And in these realms there are exquisitely sophisticated craftsmen who - with the help of advanced and demanding techniques of market research, of public opinion polling, of psychological testing, and so forth - dedicate themselves tirelessly to getting every word and image they produce exactly right.

— Harry G. Frankfurt

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