Then he started thinking: does society care anymore? We'd better, Harry Frankfurt is back to say, in his new book "On Truth." In an age of "truthiness" and spin and relativism, this philosopher wants you to know that the truth still matters. In fact, he says, civilization hinges on it.
This hour On Point: Harry Frankfurt wants you to know you can handle the truth — because you've got to.
Harry Frankfurt, professor emeritus of philosophy at Princeton University. His new book is "On Truth."
Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst.
This program aired on January 15, 2007.