Free Lie Essays and Papers

Page 1 of 50 - About 500 essays
  • The white lie is a real lie

    524 Words  | 3 Pages

    In The Reprehensibility of the White Lie, Jennifer Pier defines a white lie. She explains what a white lie is and with the use of diction and personification, the white lie is depicted. Pier states that “[the white lie] is hard to define but easy to recognize” (206). With this, Pier dives into her explanation of what makes up a white lie. Her explanation consists of three criterions; the white lie means something, the white lie is polite, and the white lie is destructive. By using examples that many

  • Lie

    543 Words  | 3 Pages

    In the dictionary, lying is defined as an “internationally told false statement”, but the dictionary doesn’t tell why it’s a false statement to use. Eloquently described lying, Stephanie Ericsson wrote “The Ways We Lie” to express her opinions. She divided lying into ten categories, among them, I have chosen the category that impressed me the most--- Groupthink, Ericssion cited the Irving Janis’ definition of groupthink which result in “dessent and appraisal of alternatives are suppressed”; she also

  • Importance Of Lie

    1330 Words  | 6 Pages

    Lie plays an important role in the maintenance of interpersonal relationship. Everyone lies starting from children and old people, students and candidates for degree, traders and buyers, controllers and supervisors finishing with the highest political bodies of the country and law enforcement officials. Primoratz (1984) –alleged that “Lying is making a statement believed to be false, with the intention of getting another to accept it as true” (cited in Mahon, 2008). Lie can be at the demand - and

  • Essay On A Lie

    1330 Words  | 6 Pages

    How much a lie can affect us? By definition lie means: A lie is a false statement to a person or group made by another person or group who knows it is not the whole truth, intentionally (2). A lie it’s compound by two characters; the person who tells the lie and the person who believes on the lie without knowing. It creates a fantasy environment in which the person who believes in it creates their present and needs around it, while the person who tells the lie keeps creating an imaginary world in

  • The White Lie

    741 Words  | 3 Pages

    deception, they do not seek to cause harm to others or to promote oneself as a selfish lie would. Ericsson terms this type of lie as a “white lie”, and goes on to say, “The white lie assumes that the truth will cause more damage than a simple, harmless untruth” (425). In other words, people sometimes fudge the truth out of concern for the well being and feelings of others. I say that this is not a bad or selfish lie because one is trying to spare hurt. Ericsson, however, takes the firm stance that these

  • The White Lie

    1058 Words  | 5 Pages

    The White Lie People are always talking about the white lie and how this kind of lying doesn't hurt other people. Other people feel that any lie is one that should not be made. No matter what individuals have to say about lies, Socrates feels that it is necessary to create a noble lie so that his vision of the just state, or kallipolis, can be created. The Myth of the Metals, Socrates myth, in no way contradicts his definition of justice in The Republic. The so-called noble lie that Socrates

  • The Anatomy of a Lie

    802 Words  | 4 Pages

    of a lie or lies always seem to lead to a path of extreme detriment. Although I have experienced both sides of a lie I often wonder if the reasoning behind lying is always just. Do people lie to protect? Or is a lie an extension of deceit? These are questions that many people can relate and reflect on because we have all been lied to. Whether you were told white lies about the Easter bunny and Santa Claus or someone lied to you about their whereabouts any false statement is quite simply a lie. The

  • The Lie of the Land

    3496 Words  | 14 Pages

    The Lie of the Land The Lie of the Land, written by Haydn Middleton, is a novel about protagonist David Nennius and his past, present, and future. David tells readers about his past through sections entitled "David's Story," a narrative that he is writing in which he reveals secrets about his conception, birth, life, and impending death. Through this, we learn that David is the son of the sky and that there is a woman who has claimed him as her own. This woman haunts him with the statement "I

  • To Tell Or To Lie

    846 Words  | 4 Pages

    To Tell or to Lie Maral Frendjian For modern students, a training in rhetoric such as that offered by Gorgias is more preferable, rather than learning how to distinguish truth from falsehood. It is the art of forceful language, emphasizing figures of speech and focusing on devices for swaying and persuading an audience, that would be most beneficial for students lives today. Despite the fact that it is simply ornamented language to make a good facade, the rhetoric by Gorgias is necessary for

  • Lie Position: Deception: Dying And Lie Detection

    991 Words  | 4 Pages

    podcast that I listened to, entitled Deception, touched on several different topics surrounding the idea of lying and lie detection. Some of these topics included studying the face in order to recognize micro-expressions that indicate a certain emotion, the story of one con artist and the way she lied to her victims, the scientific brain make-up of a liar, and the way people lie to themselves. One professional on the show defined lying as “a deliberate choice to mislead a target without any notification