Lying and Deception: Theory and Practice

Lying and Deception: Theory and Practice

Thomas L. Carson


Thomas Carson deals the main entire and updated research of ethical and conceptual questions about mendacity and deception. half I addresses conceptual questions and gives definitions of mendacity, deception, and comparable techniques similar to withholding info, "keeping somebody within the dark," and "half truths." half II offers with questions in moral conception. Carson argues that normal debates approximately mendacity and deception among act-utilitarians and their critics are inconclusive simply because they leisure on appeals to disputed ethical intuitions. He defends a model of the golden rule and a thought of ethical reasoning. His concept signifies that there's a ethical presumption opposed to mendacity and deception that reasons damage -- a presumption a minimum of as robust as that recommended by way of act-utilitarianism. He makes use of this conception to justify his claims concerning the concerns he addresses partially III: deception and withholding info in revenues, deception in advertisements, bluffing in negotiations, the tasks of execs to notify consumers, mendacity and deception through leaders as a pretext for combating wars, and mendacity and deception approximately heritage (with precise recognition to the Holocaust), and circumstances of distorting the historic list by means of telling half-truths. The booklet concludes with a certified defence of the view that honesty is a virtue.

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