Feeling the need for truth-or at least bullshit theory-this Christmas? Don't ask me, I can't even talk right now. I think the Grinch movie might be riffed off the scrooge movie, this is my profound idea of the day. Yeh.
OUR CONTRIBUTIONS TO BULLSHIT THEORY This is the end of the bullshit class, and Frankfurt hopes that since we all contribute our share of bullshit to the society, we will all contribute something to developing a theory of bullshit.
One example of bullshit and how it gets into things is illustrated in the movie "GEORGIA RULE". This is the first time this has ever been mentioned in this material so just see how it goes.
AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO and the various types of lies, (the essay ON LIES, is in the old stuff, click the blue door and go to the Augustine part. This is part five of the introduction to bullshit. Trance or not, let's give this a try. First off, where is hippo? I don't know either but it must be part of the Roman empire because that's the point in time when Augustine wrote his "confessions" That is another famous book that nobody has actually read, maybe we should take a look at that too sometimes. here's a video I just found which explains quite a lot even about the trance, if you're not religious skip the second half, just do the neurology part. Also the video says Hippo is in Africa. EZRA POUND, is part three of the intro to bullshit. He was a poet (like Pasolini in case you are interested and if you are doing that part, it's very relevant because it goes to language and communication) but never made movies, so it's unclear how he got his money because this isn't exactly the age of troubadours. One of the few poems of his that I have read is The Ballad of our Goodly Fere which is about Jesus although it doesn't mean Pound believed in God. He was trying to see Jesus through the eyes of one of His friends. He comes up in the context of bullshit since he used the verb to bullshit in relation to knowledge of the bible.
WITTENSTEIN Here is a video intro to Wittgenstein in case you already figured out Max Black. The video is short enough so should be ok for most people even if you don't get any more time off. Here is the text of the tractatus that he wrote. This is in the case that you have a longer break and feel like being a snot, a supreme geek, and/or getting into some deep argument with somebody like some of the youtube comments. I'm still pretty much no good to explain anything and wittgenstein is one of those guys that you can't just read in five minutes so just go for it. HERE IS THE MAX BLACK NYC SPEECH about Humbug, if you are into this rn, or stuck somewhere, it's a perfect day to read that, and then watch that scene from the Scrooge movie where crachet wants a day off and Scrooge says CHRISTMAS, bah, humbug. A YEAR WITH LEON PRINTABLE FLIER INCLUDING CURRICULUM BULLSHIT THEORY PRINTABLE SYLLABUS <>If you're doing this online, over the break, here is a link to the old online material. It hasn't been recoded yet because to be perfectly frank and unbullshitty, I was supposed to take care of it and at this point I would totally be on it with a good attitude, but I'm in some kind of trance where I'm tripping on my own feet right now so there's no use. Give me time. You can just call the italians if you have the number they may be out though. Por Favor Sean Pacientes con el curso en Esp. Latino