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    While the purpose of lying is to distract from the truth, bullshitting, as Harry Frankfurt describes in his essay On Bullshit, stands in its own class. Bullshit is a technique politicians and others use to sway the masses that disregards reality entirely. It occurs whenever someone makes a statement without considering “how things really are,” in Frankfurt’s terms. Throughout his political career, President Donald Trump has often ignored objective facts in favor of promoting bullshit, which his recent tweets exemplify. According to numerous polls, most Americans don’t support Trump’s executive order seeking to temporarily ban immigration from 7 Middle Eastern countries. About this, Trump tweeted, “Any negative polls are fake news, just like the CNN, ABC, NBC polls in the election. Sorry, people want border security and extreme vetting.” Two days later, Trump posted a picture of one poll that supports his claim. Still, Trump’s claim is bullshit because he arbitrarily claims sources are “fake” so he can ignore their evidence, doesn’t care to examine the poll he cites, and is ultimately trying to influence how his followers view the media. Because every American can’t be surveyed, it’s impossible to determine the absolute truth in this situation. The best…

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    Summary 4: On Bullshit by Harry Frankfurt Not many have ventured into finding a true definition for bullshit. Most people encounter bullshit on an almost daily basis. It comes in many shapes and forms and it is often employed loosely, with no general meaning (Frankfurt 1). The Oxford English Dictionary does however have an entry for bullshit. It also has many entries for bull and other similar words. One of the words that could be analogous to “bullshit” is the word, “Humbug”. In an essay…

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    education system and thinks it’s broken. Fredrick and Lenny are brothers. Lenny 22 Lenny is one of those guys in the group you need. Lenny is Fredrick’s older brother. Lenny likes to bull shit a lot about how much stuff he can get and what he has done. In truth he is a sells person that doesn’t do well in it. Jane -19 Jane studies at university doing art. She is a bit crazy at times, Jane has dated Fredrick for 3 years they met college and got on ever since. She may seem to be happy but Jane…

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    Life is Not That Easy In the book “The Achievement Habit” by Roth, Bernard, the theme of chapter two “Reasons are Bullshit” is do not use reasons to justify someone 's behavior. The main point is to stop using reasons to get out of certain situations and to stop making those certain actions seem reasonable. Roth’s rhetorical appeals and arguments are effective because he explains how reason are simply excuses to hide what people 's priorities really are. Roth backs up his argument using…

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    Beautiful Bullshit

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    The Boy and the Girl The two met because of a teacher. At first, they were not impressed. The girl was annoyed that she was moved away from her friends and the boy thought the girl was a whiny prissy bitch. It took the two a while to grow adjusted to one another. The boy came around first and thought he misjudged the girl, he started opening up about his previous life. This is what made the girl come around, this boy had lived such a life, and maybe it wasn’t so bad being away from her…

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    Teen Movies Are Bullshit

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    Teen Movies are Bullshit I had woken up on Saturday morning, my stomach growling like an angry tiger begging for food, my eyes puffy and red, black streaks running down my cheeks, my throat hoarse and my voice gone from the events that took place the night before. I felt my hair and pictured my mothers’ fingers running through it while stroking my back in order to get me to fall asleep. Throwing my legs off the bed, my purple fuzzy socks touching the cold wooden floor, I picked myself up and…

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    I read the book, No Bullshit Social Media, by Jason Falls and Erik Deckers. Their goal for this book is to not waste readers’ time and cut to the chase by focusing on only the important things readers need to know about social media. There are three key points in this book. The first one is that social media does not just gain friends and followers, but gains detractors. The second one is the social media does not just form communities, but forms brand power. And the third one is that social…

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    Picture Institutional Inaction, Bullshit, and Lying do not exist in a vacuum. Frustratingly, their effects are have ramifications for our understanding of truth far outside of the immediate 'truth value of X'. Indeed, when we make epistemic missteps, it can affect our entire worldview, degrade the assurances we have of knowledge, and provoke disaster far down the line. William Clifford showed us the danger of a boat captain ignoring good epistemic virtues, but what of an entire institution…

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    respect and concern for the truth in the writings that were being produced in his time. The concept he believed that was widely used yet poorly understood, was: bullshit. This led him to write an essay “On Bullshit” in 1986 which later turned into a book which was originally published in 2005. Frankfurt’s stand was that people are more ignorant of reality and that bullshit is becoming a significant…

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    Throughout his memoir, Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, Nick Flynn discusses the varying causes of homelessness in America. He discuses every topic from mental illness to poverty, drug abuse to alcoholism, and how each had there own effect on the homeless. While there are a multitude of possible reasons as to why someone is living on the street, Flynn focuses on the effects it has on an individual and on the reactions of society. Flynn calls attention to the rampant crisis of homelessness in…

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