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by Sissela Bok

Category: Relationships
Subcategory: Self-perfection
Author: Sissela Bok
ISBN: 0855279540
ISBN13: 978-0855279547
Language: English
Publisher: Branch Line (November 9, 1978)
Pages: 326
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Sissela Bok. A thoughtful addition to the growing debate over public and private morality. Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books you've read.

Sissela Bok. Looks at lying and deception in law, family, medicine, government. Whether you've loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them.

Moral Choice in Public and Private Life. 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 a lie. About Lying.

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Sissela Bok - 1978 - Vintage Books. Lying and Deceiving Moral Choice in Public and Private Life. A. T. Nuyen - 1999 - International Journal of Applied Philosophy 13 (1):69-79. Kłamstwo (Sissela Bok, Lying. Moral Choice in Public and Private Life). Just Lies: Finding Augustine's Ethics of Public Lying in His Treatments of Lying and Killing. David Decosimo - 2010 - Journal of Religious Ethics 38 (4):661-697. Mobile Transformations of & and & Life. Mimi Sheller & John Urry - 2003 - Theory, Culture and Society 20 (3):107-125. Donald Meiklejohn - 1980 - Ethics 90 (2):296-. Bok: Lying-Moral Choice in Public and Private Life. Greg Claeys - 1979 - Radical Philosophy 23:32. Lying: Moral Choice in Public and Private Life. Richard Lindley - 1980 - Philosophical Books 21 (3):173-175. Privacy and Hypocrisy.

Bok takes time to explain the rational for each of these scopes, while leading us through an exploration of lying and . No, but it makes it easier to handle, and eventually, move on from.

Bok takes time to explain the rational for each of these scopes, while leading us through an exploration of lying and the role it plays in society. Perspectives on Lying The act of a lie is simple. It simply boils down to someone intentionally delivering a deceptive message to another.

1st Vintage Books ed. External-identifier. urn:acs6:ks:pdf:b5d-adead89129b0 urn:acs6:ks:epub:d0d-55e04be099bf urn:oclc:record:1036690785. University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (PZ).

contents: introduction · sissela bok and the moral analysis of lying · what is wrong with lying? · sissela . However, it was the publication of Lying: Moral Choice in Private and Public Life (1978) that pushed her into the limelight.

contents: introduction · sissela bok and the moral analysis of lying · what is wrong with lying? · sissela bok’s analysis · sissela bok and justified lies · concluding illustration · further reading · how to cite this article. Sissela Bok (1934- ) was born in Sweden and is the daughter of Gunnar and Alva Myrdal, two towering mid-twentieth century figures, both Nobel Prize winners. Издание: 1st Vintage Books ed. Язык: english. 1. Medicina General Integral Volumen 1.

Comments to eBook Lying: Moral Choice in Public and Private Life
Nilador
I first encountered Lying: Moral Choice in Public and Private Life while in grad school at Wheaton College. It was a communications ethics course. I went into it thinking I had a solid understanding of communications and what telling the truth was.

"The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth," made sense to me. It still does, but defining each was less simple than I thought. Sissela Bok's challenged me.

An adequate summary of the book isn't possible. I can say as a writer, I know what's excluded is as important to the truth as what's included. And the framing of what is used is far from just typing it out. What do I lead with? Which verbs do I use?

You've heard how easy it is to use statistics to mislead an audience. Imagine that as merely a beginning. This is invasive: You will, as I did, discover you lie often. Myself, I was disturbed.

This impacts my professional life as a speechwriter and my personal life. I want to be honest.

Even now, as I re-approach this, I'm daunted by the distance I have yet to go. However, I relish the challenge. I'm a better man for having read this.

Anthony Trendl
americanspeechwriter.com
Ndlaitha
Pretty dense yet informed. Very philosophical!
Ynap
Call 911. No matter where you look these days, there's an American political campaign with its pants on fire. Today's New York Times article on the subject puts it this way: "Negative, out of context attack ads by both sides have come to define the presidential campaign." The campaigns for contested down-ballot offices are just as virulent. David Brooks, the Times' op ed page columnist, wrote (July 30) that "both parties are driven more by hatred than by love" and engage in "carpet bomb[ing]" negative ad campaigns in the indemonstrable hope that "the sheer weight of the barrage" will help their candidate.

Meanwhile, the polls uniformly report that a substantial majority of Americans are sick and tired of the shrill commercials and the bitter end partisanship that has brought our government to its knees. Sissela Bok, an expert on lying, its justifications and consequences, makes clear the price we pay when we are lied to. One lie, unchallenged, begets another and another. Unless stopped, "government leaders will have free rein to manipulate and distort the facts and thus escape accountability to the public."

The candidates justify their lies on the grounds that they are better suited to govern than their opponents. Quite the contrary, the more a candidate lies to win election, the more likely he or she is to lie in office at the cost of losing our trust and, in the process, the ability to govern effectively.

"Lying" is a comprehensive treatment of the history and practice of lying at all levels of society, from family matters (lying to children, the sick, and the elderly) to lies to protect colleagues and one's self from criticism and blame, lies in business and commerce for gain or to head off loss, and lies of state in war and in peace. Bok treats the justifications advanced for lying, the consequences that result from deceit, and demonstrates that valid justifications for lying at any level are rare and should always be subject to scrutiny and debate.

"Lying" should be required reading for everyone in authority and everyone subject to authority. Unless we can trust those who lead us, and unless those of us who follow are able to hold our leaders accountable when they violate our trust, no amount of hand wringing over the present sad state of affairs will get us anywhere.

Liar, Liar, pants on fire. Our political system is burning. We need to regain control of it p d q.

End note. I think highly of Sissela and Derek Bok based on limited but telling personal experiences. I would like to think that my view of the value and timeliness of "Lying" is based not on my acquaintance with the author and her husband, but on the merits of the book. FYI, I have also reviewed Dan Ariely's new book, "The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty", a kindred topic and equally timely.
Keth
On the subject of lying, this book is the best of the lot. The author tackles the hard questions like, what is lying, while many of the more erudite academic authors skirt that detail. This book originally appeared in the 1970's before the tendency to morph moral issues into scientific incarnations was intellectually acceptable. So it remains the most honest book on the subject of lying.
Brightfury
Great book, required reading but enjoyed it
Hucama
Sissela Bok does a great job in addressing the complexities of lies and truth in this book. Though the debate is a fiery hot one, Bok takes it in stride and does everything necessary to address both sides neatly. Her arguments are persuasive and her evidence is extensive. It seems that she may agree that lying is a negative vice, but she wishes to leave the choice to us and makes note of the few occasions that it would be more than necessary. Bok addresses the words of St. Augustine, and well known psychologists and philosophers in her quest to answer the question; Is lying immoral? A fantastic read!
Makaitist
Sissela Bok's book is still timely and important. For one who cannot get over moral absolutism or for one who simply wants to better understand it, this is a good treatment of one of the issues moral absolutists take seriously.
I greatly enjoyed reading this book because it took a complex subject and instead of trying to paint it as merely black and white, it discussed the topic in many different colors and shades. By this I mean many different opinions on lying were introduced and discussed and there was no one sided argument presented throughout the book. It may challenge your views on lying, but it introduces concepts that you would be well to at least be aware of. I highly recommend this book.
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