kyle's masters

Considering the implications of how we communicate and how we are communicated to is key to our understanding of the world around us. Alan Shapiro suggests that our key task, both as philosophers and educators is to be on the lookout for and to identify bullshit, and to educate our students in such a manner that they might do the same. In Bullshit and the Art of Crap-detection (1969) Neil Postman suggests,

“As I see it, the best things schools can do for kids is to help them learn how to distinguish useful talk from bullshit. I will ask only that you agree that every day in almost every way people are exposed to more bullshit than it is healthy for them to endure, and that if we can help them to recognize this fact, they might turn away from it and toward language that might do them some earthly…

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