Bullshit and Philosophy: Guaranteed to Get Perfect Results by George A. Reisch, Gary L. Hardcastle

By George A. Reisch, Gary L. Hardcastle

Well known curiosity in bullshit — and its close to relative, truthiness — is at an all-time excessive, however the topic has a wealthy philosophical historical past, with Hobbes, Locke, Hume, and Kant all weighing in at the subject. right here, modern philosophers give some thought to bullshit from epistemological, moral, metaphysical, historic, and political issues of view. Tackling questions together with what's bullshit, what does it do, is it a passing fad, and will it ever be eradicated, the booklet is a consultant and source for the various who locate bullshit worthy brooding about.

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The community element of the subculture became stronger in the 1990s, fueled by the international spread of goth music and fashion, the development of new, localized scenes, and the proliferation of Internet communication. This started a new trend: goth festivals and gatherings. Whitby Gothic Weekend has been held twice a year since 1995 in Whitby, England, a town that plays a role in Bram Stoker’s famous vampire novel Dracula. Whitby attracts close to 2,000 gatherers each year, mainly from Britain, but some from the United States, Germany, Asia, and elsewhere.

Mana, a musician and designer from the dark visual kei band Malice Mizer, is one of the most popular musicians in visual kei. His biggest influence, however, is not through his music but rather the clothing style that he and his bands popularized and that he, as a designer, helped to bring into the boutiques of Harajuku Street. 27 The Japanese goth community is therefore divided between fans of the gothy visual kei and those who prefer a more Western goth sound. 28 Getting the Goth Out Modern goths are spoiled for choice when it comes to music.

Lauren M. E. Goodlad and Michael Bibby, “Introduction,” in Goth: Undead Subculture, ed. Lauren M. E. Goodland and Michael Bibby, 1–10 (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2007). 9. , 9–20. 10. Stephen Colegrave and Chris Sullivan, Punk: The Definitive Record of a Revolution (New York: Da Capo Press, 2001), 201. 11. Nancy Kilpatrick, The Goth Bible: A Compendium for the Darkly Inclined (New York: St. Martin’s Griffin, 2004), 80–85. 12. Kristen Schilt, “Queens of the Damned: Women and Girls’ Participation in Two Gothic Subcultures,” in Goodlad and Bibby, Goth, 70–78.

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