Is Donald Trump Lying or Bullshitting?

Dec 5, 2016

You might think that Trump is an inveterate liar, whose lies disguise the truth in a way that causes favor among gullible constituents. But here’s an alternative hypothesis: Trump is bullshitting.

Merle Kessler

Nov 8, 2016
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Merle Kessler is a writer, humorist, and performer, best known perhaps by his pen name, Ian Shoales. As Ian Shoales he has been churning out cranky yet strangely humorous commentaries since 1979. First heard on NPR's All Things Considered, he has been featured on Morning Edition, ABC's Nightline, and the online magazine, Salon. In addition, his pieces have been published in the New York Times, LA Times, the San Francisco Examiner, USA Today, the Washington Post, and the Minneapolis Tribune, among other publications.

Devon Strolovitch

Nov 8, 2016
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Born and raised in Montreal, Devon studied medieval Judeo-Portuguese manuscripts and earned a PhD in Linguistics from Cornell University before pursuing radio professionally. Since then he has been the primary studio producer for Philosophy Talk, while also contributing as a writer, editor, occasional Roving Philosophical Reporter, and manager of the program's day-to-day operations.

Laura Maguire

Nov 8, 2016
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Laura Maguire is Philosophy Talk's Director of Research, editor-in-chief of Philosophers' Corner, and an occassional co-host. She hails from Dublin, Ireland, but has called the Bay Area home for decades. After graduating with distinction at Trinity College Dublin, she earned her PhD in Philosophy at Stanford University. She has taught in Stanford's Philosophy Department, Introduction to the Humanities program, and Structured Liberal Education program.

habit

Oct 30, 2016
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“We are what we repeatedly do. Greatness then, is not an act, but a habit” ― Aristotle

Fantasy

Oct 30, 2016
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“Fantasy is escapist, and that is its glory. If a soldier is imprisioned by the enemy, don't we consider it his duty to escape?. . .If we value the freedom of mind and soul, if we're partisans of liberty, then it's our plain duty to escape, and to take as many people with us as we can!” ― J.R.R. Tolkien

thinks

Oct 30, 2016
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Submitted by admin on Sunday, October 30, 2016 -- 11:05 AM
“Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!” ― Dr. Seuss

Wisdom

Oct 30, 2016
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Submitted by admin on Sunday, October 30, 2016 -- 11:04 AM
“Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something.” ― Plato

Morals

Oct 30, 2016
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“Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right.” ― Isaac Asimov, Foundation

HAwking

Oct 30, 2016
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“One, remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Two, never give up work. Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it. Three, if you are lucky enough to find love, remember it is there and don't throw it away.” ― Stephen Hawking

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