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Lying and deception : theory and practice

Author: Thomas L Carson
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a comprehensive and up-to-date investigation of moral and conceptual questions about lying and deception. Carson argues that there is a moral presumption against lying and deception that causes harm, he examines case-studies from business, politics, and history.
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas L Carson
ISBN: 9780199654802 0199654808
OCLC Number: 769544997
Description: 1 volume ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction and Precis ; PART I: CONCEPTS ; 1. Lying ; 2. Deception and Related Concepts ; PART II: MORAL THEORY ; PART II A: NORMATIVE ETHICAL THEORY ; 3. Kant and the Absolute Prohibition against Lying ; 4. Act-Utilitarianism ; 5. Ross and Rule-Consequentialism ; PART II B: MORAL REASONING ; 6. The Golden Rule and a Theory of Moral Reasoning ; PART II C: THE IMPLICATIONS OF IIA AND IIB FOR QUESTIONS ABOUT LYING AND DECEPTION ; 7. The Partial Overlap/Convergence of Reasonable Views ; PART III: APPLICATIONS ; 8. Deception and Withholding Information on Sales ; 9. Deception in Advertising ; 10. Bluffing and Deception in Negotiations ; 11. Honesty, Professionals, and the Vulnerability of the Public ; 12. Lying and Deception about Questions of War and Peace: Case Studies ; 13. Honesty, Conflicts, and the Telling of History: More Case Studies ; 14. Honesty as a Virtue ; Bibliography ; Index
Responsibility: by Thomas L. Carson.

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