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Lying - Sam Harris
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Format: ebook
ASIN: 12379144
Pages no: 108
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Dusty Volumes
Dusty Volumes rated it
This is a short, tightly written, largely persuasive essay on why lying (fairly narrowly defined as intentionally misleading someone who expects honest communication from you) is a Bad Thing — including (and specifically dealing with) the classic “Do you happen to have any Jews hiding in your attic?...
everettpantaloons rated it
3.0 Lying
Of recent I've been dabbling a bit into the philosophy of lying and the one thing I've discovered is that everyone seems to have a completely different definition for the word "lying."In Mark Twain's [b:On the Decay of the Art of Lying|1803982|On the Decay of the Art of Lying|Mark Twain|http://d.gr-...
simmo rated it
3.0 Lying
Sam Harris believes that people should not lie, ever. He argues his case with examples, interspersed with philosophical discourse. It is well argued, well written and unlike a lot of philosophy easy to follow (and short). I even agree with it.The problem is Sam Harris is so earnest. It can feel like...
XOX rated it
5.0 Sam Harris talks about lying and why it is not necessary
Sam Harris so generous to make this book available for free download this week.http://www.samharris.org/images/uploa...Good one. Start reading and will write a review within this week. Sam started off as sharing his experience in lying, and consider it always damaging to people, including himself. H...
Carlo rated it
4.0 Lying
I liked this essay. I read its majority while at a cafe with my wife, and it stirred very interesting discussions. Even while reading it alone, I remember constantly stopping and thinking about the insightful ideas and examples that Harris demonstrated. Harris shows how lies, even those (convenientl...
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