Monday 5 December 2016

Achtung Bono! Try studying works of Professor Frankfurt

U2 frontman entertained the EU elite this week with his brand of bullshit, writes Gene Kerrigan

Published 09/03/2014 | 02:30

Have you met Professor Frankfurt? No? Well, let me introduce him. Professor Harry Frankfurt was born in 1929, graduated from Johns Hopkins University and taught moral philosophy at Yale, with a sideline in 17th Century rationalism. He later taught at Princeton University, where he's now, at the age of 84, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy.

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Among Prof Frankfurt's works is a slim volume published in 2005 by Princeton University Press, titled On Bullshit. It's a philosophical examination of the preponderance in modern life of that form of bluster termed bullshit.

Speaking of which, we'll get to Bono later.

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