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Permissibility on Lying - The works of Shelly Kagan and Charles Fried will be studied in determining the wrongness of lying. The definition of lying will first be presented followed by the arguments as to why lying is perceived as wrong. It will then be argued that lying is not necessary wrong. Lying involves asserting a claim that one knows as false to the other with the intention to mislead the listener. There is generally a widely accepted constraint against lying. Constraint against lying should not be mistaken with a requirement to tell the truth since no such requirement exists....   [tags: Shelly Kagan, Charles Fried, Wrongness of Lying]
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The Lying Game by Sara Shepard - Have people ever wondered what it would be like to find out they have a long lost twin sister. In this novel, The Lying Game by Sara Shepard, Emma is thrust into a world where she is not just a lonely orphan living in a foster home, but a twin to a girl she has never met before. Emma and Sutton live in a very different world from each other. Sara Shepard published The Lying Game in 2010, with the help of Alloy Entertainment. The Lying Game is a novel for young adults ages 14 and up with a sense of mystery, thrill, and drama....   [tags: twins, lying game, alloy entertainment]
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Animal Farm: Innocents or Lying for Power - ... He has 2 quotes “ I will work harder” and “Napoleon is always right”. He adopted these quotes at the beginning of the rebellion and while the execution were happening. There are many more characters in this book but they are lower characters meaning they have short role as an animal. Next I will discuss what the animals want .The first thing the animals wanted was to take over the farm because the farmer wasn't taking care of them. After they did this they had other plans of what they wanted....   [tags: tyrants, realistic, behavior, power, lying] 865 words
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Lying vs. Truth-Telling in Genesis, Othello, and The Lie - Lying vs. Truth-Telling in Genesis, Othello, and The Lie As children we are taught to always tell the truth in every situation. Catchy clichés such as "the truth will set you free" are used to reinforce honesty in our minds. However, is it possible that lying can further your success in life, more so than honesty. Literary evidence seems to support this. Even the Bible offers stories of lying and cheating without consequence. Three literary works–the book of Genesis, William Shakespeare’s Othello, and Sir Walter Ralegh’s poem The Lie–offer support that, perhaps, the truth is not always what it’s cracked up to be....   [tags: Genesis Othello Lie Lying Essays] 1135 words
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Lying on the Roots - This poem’s structure is composed by two stanzas with ten lines each and free verses. It is very similar to narrative in its structure. The rhyme schema is composed by off-rhymes, such as: “horizontal/soil” (lines 1, 2); “love/leaf”(lines 3, 4); “unpetal/immortal”(lines lines 7, 8); and so on. There are also some other elements which are able to sustain rhythm in this poem as line 19th, for example: “And I shall be useful when I lie down finally:” In this line the words “shall” and “down” are internal line off-rhyme, which is also an element used by the poet to introduce sonority in the poem....   [tags: Poetry Analysis ]
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Lying and Deceit - ... The results of the experiment end up suggesting that from personal involvement, deceit is taken as a person threat if one is not expecting it. If one is suspecting it, they know that it is coming and cannot avoid it (Grezes, 2006). References: Aamodt, M. G., & Custer, H. (2006). Who can best catch a liar. Forensic Examiner, 15(1), 6- 11. http://search.proquest.com/docview/207648142?accountid=12600 Adler, R. S. (2007). Negotiating with liars. MIT Sloan Management Review, 48(4), 69. http://search.proquest.com/docview/224968316?accountid=12600 Bush, J....   [tags: tactics to spotting a liar]
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There Can Be No Lying in Medicine - Truthfulness spreads into almost everywhere such as relationships, education, especially medicine because it is a very significant property. Since the beginning, there is an argument in medicine whether doctors should always tell the truth to seriously ill or dying patients or not. There are many various ideas, which may change by situation or people, in this issue. For example, according to Sisella Bok there are three main arguments on this issue, which are that truthfulness is impossible; patients do not want bad news; and truthful information harms them (227) in her article “Lying to the Sick and Dying”....   [tags: truth, medicine, ]
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The Lying Crisis if Bernie Madoff - "I swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth." Nearly every American citizen knows this phrase by heart; however, lying is a part of human nature. With an epidemic of perjury and false statements occurring at the highest levels of business, media, and politics; America is facing a crisis. More and more people are directing their focus on money, fame, and power. These people will take whatever steps possible to gain high levels of wealth while unknowingly allowing these priorities to shatter their lives and those around them....   [tags: money, pinzi scheme, fincancial] 2271 words
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Lying on the Couch By Irvin Yalom - In this paper we will be look at the book called “Lying on the Couch”. I will be going over what I saw as the biggest ethical issues that I read about in this book, I will also go over my thoughts on this book and the ethical problems that I saw for Dr. Lash, Carol and Marshal Streider. I will explain my personal opinion regarding self-care and my reasoning as to why it is so important to maintaining clear boundaries. BODY In this book, Dr. Ernest Lash discovers he has a love for psychoanalysis after several years working as a psychopharmacologist....   [tags: ethical issues, irvin yalom, self care]
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How to Avoid Lying Children - To avoid Lying children Lying is telling untruth with knowing the truth. It’s a problem that most of parents have on their children. Most children tell lies at some point, but it can be a real surprise for parents the first time it happens. Lying is normal part of child’s development. When a child lie that doesn’t mean that he is amoral but she is solving her problem in a faulty way reported by Janet (2013). Most children learn how to lie effectively between 2 and 4 of age. The first successful lie can be considered as a development achievement because it shows the child’s discovery that her mind and thinking are different from her parents, reported by parents raising readers a...   [tags: `problem, parent, child, behavior] 1519 words
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Acting Versus Lying Essay - Acting versus lying essay From the start of life we are taught not to lie. As life progresses we learn that honesty may not be the best policy. That is, if getting ahead in life is important. This idea is taught in many ways, one is by acting. Every time an actor/actress is on a set they portray a different character this is evidence that lying is fine as long as it is acting. Movies and plays support that maybe lying is not always bad. The thing is are the different or are they the same. Are we acting when we are lying....   [tags: Acting] 560 words
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Analysis: Essays About Lying - Webster’s Dictionary defines a lie as an intentionally false statement. However, defining a simple three-letter word is not as easy as it seems on the surface. Upon reading or hearing the word lie, people are instantly associated with a general feeling of negativity. Lying generally creates feelings of dishonesty, untrustworthiness, deceit, and betrayal. However, lying is one of the oldest human social practices. Erin Bryant explains in her essay “Real Lies, White Lies, and Gray Lies” that even though lying has a derogatory label, it is a very common social behavior used by a majority of people on a daily basis....   [tags: lies, paul gray, the holocaust]
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Different Types of Lying - ... They choose to say a lie to make a friend happy by telling her that her dress looks amazing, while they think it is an ugly dress, or by saying to their mother that her pasta is so delicious to make her feel good, and the truth is her pasta tastes awful. Many believe that white lies do no harm, provide needed support and happiness, and help to get over sadness and depressing moods. “They preserve the balance and the humaneness of social relationships, and are usually accepted as excusable as long as they do not become excessive” (Bok, 1979)....   [tags: false statements, white lies, self-deception lies] 1740 words
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Is Lying Always Bad? - ... In conclusion, there is nothing wrong with telling small lies, if you are doing it with someone’s best interest in mind. Secondly, it is okay to be untruthful if you are trying to protect people. In certain situations, it is safer, and more practical for you to tell a lie rather than putting a loved one in jeopardy. To illustrate you may be in a situation where you are in a serious or dangerous situation, and you do not what anyone else involved, to keep them safe. For example, if you are getting held up for ransom, would you tell the truth to a loved one and get them involved, or lie and keep them safe....   [tags: personal reflections, philosophical analysis] 675 words
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Psychological Lying: Why People Lie - ... McCarthy notes that some people essentially lie to shift blame to another party, which in turn gives the party being blamed power and control over them. The challenge with this problem is that when it is recurrent, it can affect a person’s ability to address bigger problems in life. This is because such a person would rather lay the blame on other people rather than address the situation head-on (Von Hippel & Trivers, 2011). Such a person is more likely to experience constant resentment that results in downright exhaustion....   [tags: compelling reasons, social vice]
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Kant Vs Mill on the Issue of Lying - Firstly, by looking at the first patient, whether she gets a kidney from her father or a “cadaver kidney” , there will be no difference because she needs a kidney nonetheless. The second patient however, cannot agree to give his kidney away because one of the main reasons is that he’s scared and lacks “the courage to make this donation”9. So right at this point, it can be seen that it would be better if the father didn’t give his kidney away because it wouldn’t cause him any happiness, whereas the daughter has two options to gIn everyday life, whether on a personal base or on a professional base, difficult scenarios, or also known as moral dilemmas, are present....   [tags: Philosophy, Ethics]
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Lying Is Unneccessary and It Can Hurt You - ... Nevertheless two days later, Toronto Star’s headline was “Why Ben?” After the positive steroid test in Seoul, he first denied doping. Later when he went to court, he admitted that he lied. Coach Francis additionally told the Dubin Inquiry that Ben Johnson has been using drugs to enhance his performance since 1981. Ben might of thought he could hide the truth, yet his lie blew up in his face. He lost respect in the world of sports. Everyone was disappointed in Ben. It was a huge shock in Olympic history....   [tags: Ben Johnson fiasco] 1622 words
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Betraying and Lying in Othello by William Shakespeare - Betraying and lying have become the root of all evil today. People have made it an everyday thing to lie and betray people just because they like to see people broken in misery. People also lie and betray people because of jealousy they may have towards them. The tragedy of Othello explains why some people are not trustworthy. Just because some people feel like they are miserable, they try everything in their power to make the other individual miserable as well. Enemies come in different colors, shapes, and forms, making it difficult for you to pick out who the ones that is worth trusting....   [tags: lago, betray, deceit, hurt] 1712 words
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Cause and Effect Essay: Lying - Can you remember the last time someone lied to you. Or how about the last time you lied to someone else. Did you ever stop and ask yourself why. There are so many different reasons that a person might lie. Maybe a lie about something to keep oneself out of trouble, or even a lie to impress other people. But either way there are always going to be serious consequences or effects of lying.      People lie everyday to, in someway or another, keep themselves out of trouble. Many teenagers will lie to their parents about what they are doing for the evening, how much of their homework they have done, or how that glass vase got broken while they were out of town....   [tags: Cause and Effect Essays] 403 words
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The Moral Permissibility of Lying - The Moral Permissibility of Lying Missing Works Cited The question of what constitutes morality is often asked by philosophers. One might wonder why morality is so important, or why many of us trouble ourselves over determining which actions are moral actions. Mill has given an account of the driving force behind our questionings of morality. He calls this driving force “Conscience,” and from this “mass of feeling which must be broken through in order to do what violates our standard of right,” we have derived our concept of morality (Mill 496)....   [tags: Morals Philosophy Papers] 3186 words
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The Prevalence of Younger Students Lying to Health Professionals - Communication is a functional and purposeful aspect of human socialization. Individuals have the ability make conscious decisions to control their expressive language to manipulate the perceived interpretations of others (Burgoon, Callister, & Hunsaker, 1994). As people acquire language, they develop sensitivity to the Gricean maxims, or rules, of conversation. The first of these maxims is “Quantity I”, or the failure to provide enough information. The second of these maxims is “Quantity II”, or the provision of too much or redundant information....   [tags: college students, hide information]
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The Prevalence of Younger Students Lying to Health Professionals - ... The likelihood that college students would lie to a health professional may be dependent on their motivation for lying. One such reason could be underage drinking, which would be most relevant for students under the age of twenty-one. Fear of punitive consequences or judgment may be enough to deter a student from admitting the entire truth about such activities. It is hypothesized that younger students will be more likely to hide information, provide partial information, stretch the truth, or lie to a health professional if the reason for the visit can get them in trouble, embarrass them, or make them feel judged by the health professional....   [tags: healthcare issues and concerns] 1190 words
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Commonly Used Forms of Lying - Commonly Used Forms of Lying The whole truth and nothing but the truth. If these were words to live by then some of us be in trouble. Most people make a habit out of lying on a daily basis. Everyone tells a lie every now and then. Most lies are those little white lies, the ones to keep out of trouble, and the stupid ones that make no sense. There are little white lies that are told to keep from hurting someone else's feelings. These are answers to questions that cannot be answered with the truth....   [tags: Papers] 629 words
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A Computer's Capability of Lying - A Computer's Capability of Lying One of the "characters" in the 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey (directed by Stanley Kubrick) is a computer called HAL 9000. In addition to having a highly developed artificial intelligence, this computer is shown to have certain human emotions. The computer has a great deal of pride in its own abilities, and this leads to it having feelings of jealousy. At one point in the film, HAL lies about a malfunction on the outside of the spaceship. The computer then proceeds to kill all of the crewmembers except one, who is able to kill HAL by disconnecting it....   [tags: Papers] 2336 words
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Moral Education and Emotional Lying - Moral Education and Emotional Lying There is a long tradition, fathered by Aristotle and recurring like some recessive gene in recent virtue theorists, that holds that the emotions, like acts, must be 'trained'. Consider the following: [In Beckett's portrayal,] "Emotions are not feelings that well up in some natural and untutored way from our natural selves, that they are, in fact, not personal or natural at all, that they are, instead, contrivances, social constructs. We learn how to feel, and we learn our emotional repertoire....   [tags: Philosophy Papers]
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Truman Capote's Excessive Lying - Truman Capote's Excessive Lying Truman Capote once said, "I don't care what anybody says about me, as long as it isn't true" (Creative). Surely enough, Capote himself kept true to this statement throughout his life. According to Johnny Carson's ex-wife, Joanne Carson, whom Capote lived with near the end of his life, Capote would take her on imaginary trips to Paris, China, or Spain while in her front yard (Plimpton 422). But on a more serious note, Carson claims that Capote would lie about the simple facts about a party or an outing they had gone on (Plimpton 304)....   [tags: Truman Capote Pathological Liar Essays Papers]
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Plato's View on Lying - Plato's View on Lying What is a lie. And when is it appropriate to tell a lie. Are two questions to think about after reading Plato's Republic translated by G.M.A Grube. A lie by definition is a false statement intended to deceive. Most people would agree this is not a "just" thing to do to your friends. In American society today, lying has always been a "bad" thing to do. Trust is very important, parents always tell their kids never to lie or they will loose their trust. Plato disagrees, with what most parents say to their children....   [tags: Papers] 1023 words
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Lying Arguments - Lying Arguments Socrates is a man of great controversy. He has been portrayed as many different personalities such as a sophist to a great philosopher to just a vocal old man. The true nature of Socrates is to be questioned. He spoke his thoughts on life and what his philosophy on life was. A couple arguments that he spoke about really stood out about lying. These arguments had brute force and were made very clear through his dialogue. According to his dialogue, he felt that there were two different types of lies....   [tags: Papers] 742 words
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The Morality of Lying in Contrast to the Philosophies of Kant - The young girl gazes at you helplessly from within the tangled wreckage. You witnessed the crash – a massive truck careened into a minivan as it passed on the highway, killing the driver on impact, and virtually tearing the girl in half. Now she hangs from the car, held together by the seatbelt. Her nervous system critically damaged, she can’t feel much pain, but she knows that her situation is not optimal, to say the least. She is six years old – she probably doesn’t understand the concept of death....   [tags: Philosophy]
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The Lying Jay Gatsby of The Great Gatsby - The Lying Jay Gatsby of The Great Gatsby      Throughout the novel, Jay Gatsby explains the type of character he is, through his lies. Gatsby acts out to be a man who has it all. The only item missing from Gatsby’s life is love. Love is the only true key to happiness with out it you are lost. Gatsby goes all out to be loved even if it means lying.      Gatsby shows his love, to the love of his life Daisy, who is in love with another man named Tom. Tom and Daisy are married, but Tom is having an affair with another woman....   [tags: The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald] 621 words
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Lying from the Tip of Our Tongues - Lying from the Tip of Our Tongues Tell the truth, live the truth, do the truth, or there will be terrible consequences. -Gwen Rice Clark You come through the door and you see that look in their eyes, they know. All this time, all those lies; all of it just to make sure that they didn’t have to know, all so they didn’t get that look in their eyes. Now you enter further into the room and there’s no stopping the inevitable, one fact remained. You lied. For whatever reason, whatever excuse you hoped was logical enough in your mind so that it didn’t seem as wrong as it truly was, that doesn’t matter....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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The Lying Witches and the Downfall of Shakespeare's Macbeth - Lying Witches and the Downfall of Macbeth      A false statement or a statement intended to deceive someone is known as a lie.  Of course, there are many different types of lies. There are those blatant lies that have no truth in them whatsoever, lies of omission, and half-truths.         In the Shakespearean play, Macbeth, evil witches deceive their victim, Macbeth, by telling him half-truths about his prophecies.  As a result of this new "half-true" knowledge, Macbeth makes rash decisions that lead him to paranoia, grief, and eventually his downfall....   [tags: GCSE English Literature Coursework]
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Government and Politics - Time to Stop Lying - Time to Stop Lying A great number of young adults have lost interest in the political system of this country. It is really quite simple- the power structure is not working in our favor, we see no great future achievements in legislation or politics, and we would much rather put our energies towards more fulfilling ends. The nature of politics in this country has progressed to a corrupt web of lies and deception that clearly favors the white male who spends his life working nine to five and has given his voice, his freedom, his manhood over to his government....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 894 words
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When is Lying OK? Rejecting All Lies: Immanuel Kant by Sissela Bok - ... Kant believed that lying was bad and that “truthfulness is statements which cannot be avoided is the formal duty of an individual to everyone, however great may be the disadvantage.” He believed lying was always bad no matter the situation. Kant said that lying “vitiates the source of law,” or makes the source of law weaker. Our whole purpose of the government is to serve justice and if everyone is lying in court, it gets harder to serve justice. The purpose of the government would not be fulfilled if people lie....   [tags: bad, weakens justice ] 677 words
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Research Proposal: Prevalence of College Students Lying to Health Professionals - Communication is a functional, purposeful, and strategic aspect of human socialization. Individuals have the ability make conscious decisions to control their expressive language to manipulate the perceived interpretations of others (Burgoon, Callister, & Hunsaker, 445). As people acquire language, they develop sensitivity to the Gricean maxims of conversation. The first of these maxims is “Quantity I”, or the failure to provide enough information. The second of these maxims is “Quantity II”, or the provision of too much or redundant information....   [tags: Research Proposals]
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Lying Up on the Job: Does Deceptive Impression Management Work? - John Carlson’s article Lying Up On The Job: Does Deceptive Impression Management Work. is published in the Ivey Business Journal: a reputable journal on improving the practice of management. Rankings from BusinessWeek and Financial Times acknowledge Ivey among the top business schools in the world (“Business Schools,” n.d). This incisive and practical publication of 2012 is considered a credible source. Additionally, the prolific author of this article John Carlson, is currently the Assistant Professor of Information Systems at Baylor University....   [tags: Deception in the Workplace]
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It’s Time to Stop Lying about Oil Spills - It’s Time to Stop Lying about Oil Spills      Like rainbows that fell to the earth, iridescent swirls of oil on the ground can be so beautiful that sometimes I take pictures of them. As a child, I always wished that there could only be more of the beautiful eddies morphing around on the ground. While the rain falls, the movement of the oil has been known to mesmorize me to the point that I lose my perception of time. Just minutes after midnight on March 24, 1989 the Exxon Valdez super tanker collided with a reef in Prince William Sound of Alaska....   [tags: Environmental Problems, Environment Essay]
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Common Methods of Lie Detection and There Effectiveness - Common Methods of Lie Detection And Their Effectiveness As Ayn Rand one said, “People think that a liar gains a victory over his victim. What I’ve learned is that a lie is an act of self-abdication, because one surrenders one’s reality to the person to whom one lies, making that person one’s master, condemning oneself from then on to faking the sort of reality that person’s view requires to be faked… The man who lies to the world, is the world’s slave form then on… There are no white lies, there is only the blackest of destruction and a white lie is the blackest of all.” Lying is one of the biggest epidemics to not only strike our nation but also our world....   [tags: Lying, Analysis, Polygraph]
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William Blake´s Pity based on Shakespeare´s Macbeth - ... The only figure present in the painting that is not in Macbeth is the deceased female figure lying down. The women figure lying on the ground looks as if she is dead. She lies there gazing up into nowhere with a solid glare. Instead of the angel figure giving life to the figure lying down; it seems as if the angel figure is taking the life of a baby from her, as she is now dead and the angels are taking care of the baby. The angel figure from the horse reaches her arms out to grasp the baby....   [tags: painting, woman, lying, down] 808 words
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The Use of Deception in Arthur Miller's The Death of a Salesman - ... Later, in Act II, Biff is pulverized by the acknowledgment that his father is taking part in an extramarital entanglement. He is crushed and chooses to abandon his own particular future. At the end of the play, Biff at last goes up against to Willy about all the untruths they all have existed. He even said "You know why I had no location for three months. I stole a suit in Kansas City and I was in prison" (Miller 104-105). He tells Willy that taking has fetched him each occupation he had since he was in secondary school....   [tags: lying, identity, cheating]
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Psychopathy Is a Necessary Study for the Criminal System - ... Hare’s Psychopath Checklist-Revised (PCL-R) has provided clinicians and researchers with a common metric system for the assessment of psychopathy (Hare et al., 2000, p. 623). The PCL-R is a 20-item construct rating scale for use in clinical, research, and forensic settings. It entails the use of a semi structured interview, collateral and file information, and specific scoring criteria to assess inferred behaviors and personality traits that relate to the widely understood, traditional conceptions of psychopathy (Hare et al., 2006, p....   [tags: patholgical lying, deviant, bundy, ] 1039 words
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Too Young For Facebook: The Dangers of Children Having Facebook Accounts - Everyday younger kids are making social networks pages this introduces them into a new world that hardly knew anything about. There are so many reason why younger girls and boys shouldn't be on social sites at certain age. Sexual predators aren't the only dangerous thing about the internet, their peers could also assualt. In very few cases younger kids can be misleading and get someone older into some legal trouble. The internet is a public place that people of all ages and race can access all of your information....   [tags: predators, bullying, lying]
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Good Versus Evil in The Crucible by Arthur Miller - ... Putnam accused Rebecca's spirit of 'tempting her to iniquity,' a charge that had more truth in in that Mrs.Putnam could know" (26). This shows that Rebecca was an easy scapegoat. They can easily accuse her for something that she didn't do. Mrs. Putnam saw that her daughter accused her, so she decided to accuse her too. It shows that they were just naming people, so that their story appeared real. Rebecca was taken to jail and they wouldn't let anyone see her. Francis said, "For murder, she's charged....   [tags: witchcraft, lying, accusations ]
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Is Honesty Always the Best Policy? - Topic: Is honesty always the best policy. Honesty Should one always speak the truth. Is telling the truth at all times the better option. Consider a person who is a. This person is likely to have a good reputation and be trusted by others. Furthermore, he or she will never be caught in a lie. On the other hand, consider both the act of lying and the person who lies. Lying is defined as “believing or thinking one thing and consciously expressing another” (Shibles). One lies by expressing something other than what he or she thinks or believes....   [tags: lying in extreme circumstances]
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John Stuart Mill´s The Greatest Happiness Principle - ... For someone to be a competent judge between the amount of pleasure between two different acts, they must have experience with both. (514) Such a judge is then able to gauge which of the two provides the greater amount of pleasure, and whatever a group of all or most competent judges decide, must also produce the greatest amount of happiness.(514) In regards to the common question of lying, Mill approaches the issue from both sides. First, he states that it is okay to lie so you can save yourself from embarrassment.(516) Secondly he claims that consistently telling the truth has it’s advantage in trust.(516) To this he says there are exceptions to this rule....   [tags: unhappiness, pleasure, lying, time] 904 words
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Why is it hard to build a good relationship? - The word relationship is defined as the way in which two or more concepts, objects, or people are connected, or the state of being connected. In daily life, we always have a relationship with other people. Biologically, our relationship with parents is made up when we were born. Also we are making a new relationship with a friend, boss, and girlfriend, but there some factors that it makes hard to keeping a relationship such as lying, cheating, and misunderstanding. Most of our relationships are built on trust other people....   [tags: Ethical Issues, Lying, Cheating] 1282 words
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The Necklace by Guy De Maupassant - “Being Honest is Always Best” Telling the truth will always prevent future conflicts. Author Guy De Maupassant who lived from 1850 to 1893 proves in the story of “The Necklace,” that no matter how bad a situation is, speaking with the truth is always best. Now, this author does not prove this theme directly. Instead, throughout various situations in the story the main characters are faced with a long-term conflict because decisions were not made with honesty. Mathilde and Loisel who is her husband, who works as a clerk at the Ministry of Public Instructions, were both faced with a conflict that could have been prevented....   [tags: forestier, truth, lying]
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Little White Lies - Many people in the world are pretenders and liars. Even in the early stages of life many children pretend to be a distinguishable figure. Whether it is a princess or a superhero, these children create false images of themselves to feel important or confident. Although everyone has his or her own reason for doing such a thing, many do it for their own personal gain. Countless amounts of people can relate to this (including myself) because many have told lies or pretended to be something they are not multiple times in their lives....   [tags: Literary Analysis ] 2066 words
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The Lesser of Two Evils - ... As I was getting a whooping all I could hear was my mother’s voice echo in my head telling me do not lie or else you will get in trouble. This is very similar to how Joseph S Ellin believes the act of Lying is always wrong in any situation however deceiving sometime is acceptable. Trust me, after that whooping I received from my mother I completely agree with his argument. Joseph S. Ellin is currently a professor of Philosophy at Western Michigan. In his own words Ellin defines lying as “any statement a speaker believes to be false” (Ellin 167)....   [tags: argument evaluationpaper] 1494 words
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Is it Right or Wrong to Lie? - ... The questions now, being popped up in your curious brain may be this. ‘Then, that means we can all say white lies instead of black lies, right?” This is right, and this may be wrong, though lies are lies, and even white lies can hurt other people’s feelings when they are not intended to. Well, below are some situations, to justify if lying is actually right, or wrong, from my point of view. Lies are morally wrong. Lies are almost always found, which leads to a worse scenario, and you can no longer make an informed choice....   [tags: justification, protection, trust] 583 words
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