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Lying: Moral Choice in Public and Private…

Lying: Moral Choice in Public and Private Life

by Sissela Bok

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Anthony Lewis reportedly found reading this book to be both worthwhile and interesting. He called it an 'important book'" ( )
  vegetarian | Oct 5, 2012 |
Excellent, and a must read, especally by those who believe lies are opinions, therefore somehow legitimate.

But whoever said there had never been a book-length study of lying before this hadn't heard of Mark Twain's lifelong exploration of lying -- both as a practitioner, and as a demolisher of them.

Or of the earlier Lies & Truth by Marcel Eck.
  JNagarya | Mar 31, 2008 |
Is it ever all right to lie? A philosopher looks at lying and deception in public and private life -- in government, medicine, law, academia, journalism; in the family and between friends.
LYING is a penetrating and thoughtful examination of one of the most pervasive yet little discussed aspects of our public and private lives. Beginning with the moral questions raised about lying since antiquity, Sissela Bok takes up the justifications offered for all kinds of lies -- white lies, lies to the sick and dying, lies of parents to children, lies to enemies, lies to protect clients and peers. The consequences of such lies are then explored through a number of concrete situations in which people are involved, either as liars or as the victims of the lie.
  rajendran | Feb 20, 2007 |
Interesting subject, makes you think why more people don't read it. ( )
  mossj | Dec 2, 2005 |
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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.

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