Lying: moral choice in public and private life

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Pantheon Books, Mar 12, 1978 - Family & Relationships - 326 pages
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Looks at the moral questions raised about lying throughout history and then carefully examines the justifications offered for all kinds of lies in public and private life and looks at the consequences of lying for the individual and for society

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Review: Lying: Moral Choice in Public and Private Life

User Review  - Scott Connelly - Goodreads

A thorough examination of the many forms of deception and the moral arguments used to justify them. Bok's writing is accessible and grounds the theoretical in real world examples. Read full review

Review: Lying: Moral Choice in Public and Private Life

User Review  - Peter Podbielski - Goodreads

This second reading of Bok's 'Lying' was as riveting as when I first read it in 1989. The passage of time and experience underscore how lying remains rampant. Bok's penetrating and illustrative study remains current. Read full review

Contents

Is the Whole Truth Attainable?
3
Defining Intentional Deception and Lying
13
The Perspective of the Deceived
20
Copyright

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