Live Pilot: Is Lying Always Bad?

Wednesday, August 20, 2003

What is it

Many philosophers have been tempted to condemn lying as an absolute evil. The problem is that as soon as you articulate some absolute principle such as "Never lie!" you can almost immediately think of circumstances in which lying seems the better course.


Tamar Schapiro. Professor of Philosophy, Stanford University

Paul Ekman, Professor of Psychology, UC Berkeley


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