Harry Frankfurt

The Naked and the TED
August 02, 2012

TED Talks are more popular than ever. They're also more vapid, bland, and fraudulent.

Whatever
March 21, 2005

ON BULLSHIT By Harry G. Frankfurt(Princeton University Press, 67 pp., $9.95)   WHEN I WAS A GRADUATE student at the Rockefeller University, Harry Frankfurt, who was then a professor there, came up to me one day and announced that he had devised the following principle: people naturally gravitate toward the study of that which does not come naturally to them. Thus people who work on ethics typically find it difficult to be good, logicians tend to be muddle- headed, and so on. And he had an explanation for his principle.