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Lying and Deception: Theory and Practice

Thomas L. Carson


This book addresses questions in ethical theory and practical questions about lying, deception, and information disclosure in public affairs, business and professional ethics, and personal relationships. Part I is a conceptual map for the rest of the book. It proposes an analysis of the concepts of lying and deception and related concepts such as withholding information, “keeping someone in the dark,” and “half-truths.” Part II addresses questions in ethical theory. The book examines the implications of Kant's theory, act-utilitarianism, Ross's theory, and rule-consequentialism for moral ques ... More

Keywords: lying, deception, disclosure of information, Kant, utilitarianism, Ross, golden rule, sales, advertising, lying about war, lying about history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199577415
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577415.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas L. Carson, author
Loyola University, Chicago
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