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Lying: Moral Choice in Public and Private Life

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A thoughtful addition to the growing debate over public and private morality. Looks at lying and deception in law, family, medicine, government.

Table of Contents

Is the "whole truth" attainable? — Truthfulness, deceit, and trust — Never to lie? — Weighing the conseuences — White lies — Excuses — Justification — Lies in a crisis — Lying to liars — Lying to enemiess — Lies protecting peers and clients — Lies for the public good — Deceptive social science research — Paternalistic lies — Lies to the sick and dying — Conclusion — Appendix. Excerpts from works by Augustine, Aquinas, Bacon, Grotius, Kant, Sidgwick, Harrod, Bonhoeffer, and Warnock.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307789112
Subtitle:
Moral Choice in Public and Private Life
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Author:
BOK, Sissela
Subject:
General
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Modern
Subject:
History & Surveys - Modern
Subject:
Interpersonal Relations
Subject:
Truthfulness and falsehood
Subject:
Honesty
Subject:
Truth
Subject:
Philosophy | Ethics
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Subject:
Self-Help/Relationships
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
1999
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
326

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