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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



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The Liar's Tale: A History of Falsehood

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Lies are often so subtle, so deftly woven into easily acceptable truths, that we can fail to recognize them. Turning Sisela Bok's defense of truth in her book on its head, Jeremy Campbell argues that deception should no longer be seen as artificial or deviant, but as a natural part of our world. Beginning with a study of evolutionary biology and the necessity (and ultimate value) of deceit in the animal kingdom, Campbell asks the difficult question of whether falsehood might, in fact, be instinctual. Guiding the reader through classical philosophy to more contemporary thinkers such as Freud and Nietzsche, Campbell links a multitude of disciplines and ideas in lucid and engaging prose. Unsettling some of our most firmly held beliefs about truth and ethics, is a riveting work of intellectual history. "This challenging romp through the underbelly of intellectual history...is fascinating and troublesome."-- "[A] beautifully written book....a crisp and remarkably readable discussion."--John Frohnmayer,

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"A book too disturbing to be ignored."--, boxed review

Synopsis:

"A book too disturbing tobe ignored."'"Booklist, boxed review

About the Author

Jeremy Campbell lives in Washington, DC, where he is correspondent for The Evening Standard. He is the author of Grammatical Man: Information, Entropy, Language and Life.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393323610
Author:
Campbell, Jeremy
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Truthfulness and falsehood
Subject:
Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
vol.14, no.4(G)
Publication Date:
20021131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.16x5.52x.85 in. .93 lbs.

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