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  • Copyright: 8/21/2014
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Once a title held only by a privileged few, fame went hand-in-hand with respect and hard work. To be famous meant that you had achieved something noteworthy, or had an exceptional talent. But things have changed, as demonstrated by the number of singularly untalented people who are currently famous. Why has there been such a shift in our notion of fame and why has the desire for fame become such a powerful motivation for so many people?

Author Biography

Mark Rowlands is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Miami.

Table of Contents

Girls gone wild: fame and vfamep. 1
Footnotes to Platop. 27
The Enlightenment projectp. 45
Lightness and weightp. 59
From suicide bombers to Young Hot Hollywoodp. 77
Paris Hilton and the end of historyp. 91
Further readingp. 115
Referencesp. 117
Indexp. 119
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