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Frankfurt, Harry G. 1929-

Overview
Works: 87 works in 445 publications in 15 languages and 15,230 library holdings
Genres: Essays  Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Illuminator, Interviewee, Creator, Collector, Publishing director, Other
Classifications: BJ1421, 177.3
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On bullshit by Harry G Frankfurt( Book )

48 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in 11 languages and held by 2,218 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
On truth by Harry G Frankfurt( Book )

27 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,134 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
Leibniz; a collection of critical essays by Harry G Frankfurt( Book )

27 editions published between 1972 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On truth by Harry G Frankfurt( )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 869 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
On inequality by Harry G Frankfurt( Book )

21 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economic inequality is one of the most divisive issues of our time. Yet few would argue that inequality is a greater evil than poverty. The poor suffer because they don't have enough, not because others have more, and some have far too much. So why do many people appear to be more distressed by the rich than by the poor? This provocative book presents a compelling and unsettling response to those who believe that the goal of social justice should be economic equality or less inequality. Harry Frankfurt argues that we are morally obligated to eliminate poverty--not achieve equality or reduce inequality. Our focus should be on making sure everyone has a sufficient amount to live a decent life. To focus instead on inequality is distracting and alienating. At the same time, Frankfurt argues that the conjunction of vast wealth and poverty is offensive. If we dedicate ourselves to making sure everyone has enough, we may reduce inequality as a side effect. But it's essential to see that the ultimate goal of justice is to end poverty, not inequality
Demons, dreamers, and madmen; the defense of reason in Descartes's Meditations by Harry G Frankfurt( Book )

38 editions published between 1970 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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?
The reasons of love by Harry G Frankfurt( Book )

34 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This beautifully written 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
The importance of what we care about : philosophical essays by Harry G Frankfurt( Book )

53 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1988 volume is a collection of thirteen seminal essays on ethics, free will, and the philosophy of mind. The essays deal with such central topics as freedom of the will, moral responsibility, the concept of a person, the structure of the will, the nature of action, the constitution of the self, and the theory of personal ideals. By focusing on the distinctive nature of human freedom, Professor Frankfurt is able to explore fundamental problems of what it is to be a person and of what one should care about in life
On bullshit by Harry G Frankfurt( )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 726 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
Taking ourselves seriously & Getting it right by Harry G Frankfurt( Book )

21 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and German and held by 587 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
Necessity, volition, and love by Harry G Frankfurt( Book )

20 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 468 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
Freiheit und Selbstbestimmung : ausgewählte Texte by Harry G Frankfurt( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in German and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Erstmals im deutschsprachigen Raum werden in diesem repräsentativen Reader Arbeiten von Harry G. Frankfurt publiziert, dessen Überlegungen bedeutsam wurden für nicht-utilitaristische Werttheorien, für die Ethik der Fürsorge bzw. der Tugendethik, aber auch für die moderne Rationalitätstheorie. Freiheit und Determinismus sind miteinander vereinbar diese Auffassung vertritt Frankfurt nachdrücklich. Zunächst entwickelte er ein hierarchisches Modell des Wünschens und arbeitete eine philosophische Begründung für das Argument aus, daß die Bedingung, jemand hätte anders handeln können, keine notwendige Bedingung für Freiheit und Verantwortung bildet. In seinen neuesten Arbeiten entwirft er ein umfassenderes Konzept der Selbstbestimmung und der Rationalität, wobei er sein früheres Wunschmodell ersetzt durch ein erweitertes hierarchisches Modell fundamentaler Einstellungen, zu denen neben Wünschen nunmehr auch Überzeugungen und Emotionen zählen, die sich daher zugleich auf Konzeptionen unseres Charakters und unserer Integrität richten. (Quelle: buchkatalog.de)
Démons, rêveurs et fous : la défense de la raison dans les "Méditations" de Descartes by Harry G Frankfurt( Book )

8 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in French and English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some mysteries of love by Harry G Frankfurt( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autonomes handeln : Beiträge zur philosophie von Harry G. Frankfurt by Monika Betzler( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in German and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Les raisons de l'amour by Harry G Frankfurt( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in French and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Necesidad, volición y amor by Harry G Frankfurt( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stronzate : un saggio filosofico by Harry G Frankfurt( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in Italian and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autonomes Handeln : Beiträge zur Philosophie von Harry G. Frankfurt( )

1 edition published in 2009 in German and held by 9 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
Catturati dall'amore by Harry G Frankfurt( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in Italian and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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On bullshit
Alternative Names
Frankfurt, Harry

Frankfurt, Harry 1929-

Frankfurt Harry G.

Frankfurt, Harry Gordon

Harry Frankfurt Amerikaans filosoof

Harry Frankfurt filosofo statunitense

Harry Frankfurt US-amerikanischer Philosoph

Harry G. Frankfurt

פרנקפורט, הארי ג׳

פרנקפורט, הארי ג׳ 1929-

هری فرانکفورت فیلسوف آمریکایی

프랭크퍼트, 해리 G 1929-

프랭크퍼트, 해리 지 1929-

ハリー・フランクファート

フランクファート, ハリー・G

哈利·法蘭克福

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On truthOn truthDemons, dreamers, and madmen; the defense of reason in Descartes's MeditationsThe reasons of loveThe importance of what we care about : philosophical essaysOn bullshitTaking ourselves seriously & Getting it rightNecessity, volition, and love