On Truth

  • by Harry G. Frankfurt
  • Narrated by George K. Wilson
  • 1 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A professor emeritus of philosophy at Princeton University, Harry G. Frankfurt penned a surprise smash hit with his New York Times best seller On Bullshit, which insightfully and wittily captured the human capacity for, and tendency toward, BS. Now he examines the other side of the coin with this equally entertaining and provocative follow-up. As Frankfurt showed previously, bullshit lies within the realm of subjective perception. Truth, then, is what we find beyond this realm. But are we, as a people, willing to allow ourselves to be governed by honest principles? Could it be possible that we lack the commitment to acting morally and truthfully?
Using his trademark skill at sharing philosophical insights with a general audience, Frankfurt examines these and other questions in this informative audiobook.

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What the Critics Say

"Equally brief, trenchant, and deeply thoughtful."(Booklist)

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Worthwhile

This is pretty academic, and unfortunately the narration really drives that home. Nevertheless, this is as good a treatise on truth as one could hope for: any more concise and it would barely scratch the surface; any longer and it becomes mired in endless examples and repetition.

This isn't for everyone, but if you're interested in a philosophical meditation on truth this should be right up your alley.
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- brenty

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-19-2006
  • Publisher: Recorded Books