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Harry Frankfurt's On Bullshit is a relatively respected philosophical treatise of rather recent origin. Whether or not it approaches science depends on how one views the origins of scientific method in philosophical treatises of post-aristotealian early modernity: e.g. Locke, Leibnitz, Descartes, Bacon, etc [or whether Aristotle hisself was being scientific].

As with much in philosophy, it often boils down to deciding for onesself rather than appealing to autority. http://www.stoa.org.uk/topics/bullshit/pdf/on-bullshit.pdf

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