bullshit, intention, meaning
In reply to Dalton (2016), the authors argue that bullshit is defined in terms of how it is produced, not how it is interpreted. They agree that it can be interpreted as profound by some readers (and assumed as much in the original paper). Nonetheless, they present additional evidence against the possibility that more reflective thinkers are more inclined to interpret bullshit statements as profound.
Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
School of Humanities and Creativity
Judgment and Decision Making
Peer Reviewed/Refereed Publication
Funding for this study was provided by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.
Copyright: © 2016. The authors license this article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Original Publication Citation
Pennycook, G., Cheyne J. A., Barr, N., Koehler, D. J., & Fugelsang, J. A. (2016) It's still bullshit: Reply to Dalton. Judgment and Decision Making, 11(1), 123–125.
Barr, Nathaniel; Pennycook, Gordon; Cheyne, James Allen; Koehler, Derek J.; and Fugelsang, Jonathan A., "It’s Still Bullshit: Reply to Dalton (2016)" (2016). Faculty Publications and Scholarship. 2.