Lying

By (author) Harris, Sam

As it was in Anna Karenina, Madame Bovary, and Othello, so it is in life. Most forms of private vice and public evil are kindled and sustained by lies. Acts of adultery and other personal betrayals, financial fraud, government corruption--even murder and genocide--generally require an additional moral defect: a willingness to lie. In Lying, best-selling author and neuroscientist Sam Harris argues that we can radically simplify our lives and improve society by merely telling the truth in situations where others often lie. He focuses on "white" lies--those lies we tell for the purpose of sparing people discomfort--for these are the lies that most often tempt us. And they tend to be the only lies that good people tell while imagining that they are being good in the process.

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[目次]

  • Introduction What is A Lie? The Mirror of Honesty Two Types of Lies White Lies Trust Faint Praise Secrets Lies in Extremis Mental Accounting Integrity Big Lies Conclusion Appendix 1: An Interview with Ron A. Howard Appendix 2: Ten Questions from Readers Acknowledgements Notes

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書名 Lying
著作者等 Harris, Sam
出版元 Four Elephants Press
刊行年月 2013.11.14
ページ数 108p
大きさ H165 x W108
ISBN 9781940051000
言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国
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