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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (367 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Harry G. Frankfurt Narrator: George K. Wilson Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2006 ISBN:
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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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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aaron | 2/14/2014

    " Not as challenging or as boisterous as "On Bullshit," but Frankfurt lays down a solid foundation for truth as the cornerstone of a personal philosophy. At its core he states that humans rarely look at themselves and their circumstances in a forthright and truthful manner and this in turn causes us distress. I can see readers misenterpereting this as a light self-help book, but there is some good elementary and utilitarian philosophy here. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brittany | 2/9/2014

    " concise, common language, common sense arguments for the value of truth. Though, it was actually about the value of specific truths rather than truth itself, and Frankfurt's attempt to consolidate the two left much to be desired. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna Maria Ballester Bohn | 1/31/2014

    " I love this philosopher. Clear, to the point, you could mistake much of what he says for obvious, but it isn't, precisely because it seems to be. Have you ever thought about why truth is important, and why it is important that we believe it exists, and actively look for it? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danielle H | 1/13/2014

    " Very common sense look at the truth, but something everyone should revist now an again. Quick easy read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 1/7/2014

    " I liked this very short book a bit better than "On Bullshit" by the same author (although, I enjoyed that, too). Finally, a philosopher who seems to describe the concept of truth in a way that makes more sense to me, a scientist. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Irina | 1/1/2014

    " This follow up to On Bullshit was far less interesting than its predecessor. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jessica Murphy | 12/27/2013

    " On Bullshit was superior. This book was so wordy and boring I finally gave up. It was hard to not finish it based on principle but like is too short for bad books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John Crlencic | 12/27/2013

    " More advice than On Bullshit but not as exciting to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shane | 12/27/2013

    " Very quick read; more of an essay than a book. Brings up the interesting idea that while lies have the ability to play a positive role in interactions, bullshit (blatant disregard for truth) is nothing but trouble for anyone involved. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly | 12/20/2013

    " On Truth by Harry G. Frankfurt (2006) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 ryan | 12/17/2013

    " the compliment to "on bullshit." as with most sequels, not as good as the first installment, but still well written. read it in an afternoon. let it marinate for quite some time after. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marc L | 12/16/2013

    " Pragmatische omgang met de vraag of waarheid wel bestaat. Door de object-subject benadering anders in te kleden. Accent op het belang van de waarheid voor de omvang van het subject met het object. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jacob | 11/30/2013

    " BORING.... "On Bullshit" was way funnier and better, but then, sequels are often a disappointment. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Zrinka | 10/2/2013

    " Not as funny as The Reasons of Love and On Bullshit "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 6/28/2013

    " Recommended, especially chapters 7 and 8 which incorporate poetry into his analysis of truth--poems by Adrienne Rich and Shakespeare. Also, exhibits very clear writing, and is a relatively quick read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Khaya | 5/13/2013

    " I said "Eh" about On Bullshit and here too, I find myself saying "Eh." Kind of interesting, and I can't complain about the investment of time. Also sort of rambling, not easy to get through, and some of the points are kind of self-evident. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Greg Heaton | 2/14/2013

    " The first 3/4 aptly justifies my irascible desire to care about things as they are. The last 1/4 where he tries to justify truth as an ideal, without having first identified how to find truth, is dicey. And the section where he analyzes one of the Shakespeare's sonnets seems pointless at best. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anson | 7/2/2012

    " Absolutely wonderful short book on philosophy and why people value truth. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kyle | 5/23/2012

    " Can't beat it for the length. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ariadna73 | 7/17/2011

    " Highly technical speech. Difficult to follow. I can't hardly remember a complete sentence of what I read (maybe I am an awful reader after all :-( "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeff | 7/16/2011

    " Less fun than "On Bullshit", but good. A responsible reader should really read them both. Especially since Frankfurt was a responsible writer in giving them both his full attention. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kevin | 7/1/2011

    " The premise is that being true to facts is the same as being true to one self. Truth is the backbone of society and even living. You can't live for long without recognizing basic truths. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dave Emmett | 6/21/2011

    " A worthwhile short read. This lacked some if the quirkiness of On Bullshit, but it was a far more important study of a concept we all rely on. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Guntrotingidiot | 5/22/2011

    " I felt that this book is really repetitive and just talked in circles. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Guillaume Marceau | 4/2/2011

    " Disappointed. His other book, 'On Bullshit' was a fun and useful reflection on how bullshiting differ from lying. 'On Truth' just reads like a B+ college essay. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna Maria | 3/27/2011

    " I love this philosopher. Clear, to the point, you could mistake much of what he says for obvious, but it isn't, precisely because it seems to be. Have you ever thought about why truth is important, and why it is important that we believe it exists, and actively look for it? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dave | 11/25/2010

    " A worthwhile short read. This lacked some if the quirkiness of On Bullshit, but it was a far more important study of a concept we all rely on. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 11/2/2010

    " Recommended, especially chapters 7 and 8 which incorporate poetry into his analysis of truth--poems by Adrienne Rich and Shakespeare. Also, exhibits very clear writing, and is a relatively quick read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Irina | 10/19/2009

    " This follow up to On Bullshit was far less interesting than its predecessor. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 5/18/2009

    " More advice than On Bullshit but not as exciting to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly | 4/15/2009

    " On Truth by Harry G. Frankfurt (2006) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kevin | 3/19/2009

    " The premise is that being true to facts is the same as being true to one self. Truth is the backbone of society and even living. You can't live for long without recognizing basic truths. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Yaser | 2/21/2009

    " Lot's of chatter for such a little book. Not the best read nor best for convaying a goal.

    You are best not botherd with it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jbryon | 1/22/2009

    " Isn't this what it's all about? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 lucas | 1/22/2009

    " the golden cover was the best part. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brittany | 11/25/2008

    " concise, common language, common sense arguments for the value of truth. Though, it was actually about the value of specific truths rather than truth itself, and Frankfurt's attempt to consolidate the two left much to be desired. "

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