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  • People Lie
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    Oops, I just told a lie. It was a little white lie but still, I lied. Why did I lie What an interesting thought: Why After thinking about this most complex question I came up with a variety of reasons why people find justification in lying. Be mindful that most of my thoughts stem from books or articles I have read about the not so honest people living in society. I know someone who has made bad choices about life that directly affected people close to her and she told lies as a means to escape ...
  • Socrates Examples Of A True Lie
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    Socrates: Lying Arguments Socrates is a man of great controversy. He has been portrayed as many different personalities such as a sophist to a great philosopher to just a vocal old man. The true nature of Socrates is to be questioned. He spoke his thoughts on life and what his philosophy on life was. A couple arguments that he spoke about really stood out about lying. These arguments had brute force and were made very clear through his dialogue. According to his dialogue, he felt that there were...
  • Large And Other Times Little White Lies
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    Lisa Rice English 101-03 Lu pica-Scott Essay # 5 Lying Is lying morally wrong If you ask most people if they lie, the answer is answered quickly as No but is that a lie in itself. We like to think of ourselves as honest, righteous people, therefore, we lie to ourselves about lying. Well, the truth is we all lie, maybe not maliciously, but in some cases it is necessary to lie. Our parents lied to us as we were growing up, the lies we tell our children, we lie to our significant others and lies we...
  • Exaggerated Truth And A White Lie
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    Is There Any Informal Fallacy That One Might Be Justified In Using, Or Is One Ethically Bound Never To Mislead Others On Purpose Discuss This Question With Reference To Specific Fallacies. In order to determine whether a fallacy can be justified in using or is ethically wrong, one must examine the specific situation they are in and must study the consequences which they might face. Informal fallacies are not mistakes in the formal structure of an argument, but are based either in the failure of ...
  • Hurtful Unlike The Harmless Lie
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    Compare and Contrast A Harmless Lie OrA Hurt Full Truth What would hurt more? Steering some one away with a harmless lie, hiding them from the horrible truth. Or crushing some ones spirit, breaking their heart, bringing their life to a hate full stop. I will be comparing why a harmless lie is better than a hurt full truth and also be contrasting that the lie isn't always the better way to go. A Harmless lie usually stayed harmless until the person you have told the little lie to finds out then t...
  • Theory Of The Noble Lie To Glaucon
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    In Bloom's second edition of "The Republic of Plato", there are many troubling issues. The one that strikes me the most, however, is the idea of the "noble lie". I find this completely disturbing for a number of reasons. It is immoral and wrong to deliberately deceive someone. This idea also completely contradicts Socrates' argument that it is beneficial to be just. In the discussion between Socrates and Glaucon that involved how to create an ideal city, they divided the people into three classe...
  • Singer's Gimpel The Fool
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    Singer's Gimpel the Fool is written in first person point of view, and the narrator, Gimpel, is the main character in the story. In the opening paragraph in the story Singer shows how reliable of a narrator that Gimpel is. Gimpel shares many of the nicknames he has had given to him in school, including imbecile, donkey, flax-head, dope, glum p, ninny, and fool. He then says that he was considered a fool because he was easily taken in. He gave an example of one of the situations that earned him t...
  • My Aunt The Importance Of Honesty
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    It was my aunt who taught me the meaning of honesty. Not because she actually was honest, but because she lied all the time. I think she felt that the easiest way out of any given situation was generally the best way out. For her, that meant telling a lie that sounded believable. As a young child I thought it was cool to lie and get out of things so easily and being around my aunt was the main problem. Naturally, when ever I would come to her with a problem, concern, or a question wondering what...
  • Back To The Patients Room
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    Bad Day I work with a lot of foreigners from all around the globe. Sometimes it becomes very difficult to explain things thoroughly without there being some kind of miscommunication which can be very frustrating. On this particular day there was a lot of miscommunication going on. A fellow worker of mine, who is a very nice Ethiopian woman, went into a patient room so I could pass her pills to her. We both approached the room laughing and joking as we always do. I gave the patient her pills and ...
  • Facial Expression
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    Is noticing lies told by others, really possible, without the use polygraphs or computers? According to James Geary, yes. In his article "How to Spot a Liar", he explains how it is possible for a human to catch small details in a persons face and voice when lying. Just by careful analyzing these features, a person can accurately determine is they are being told a lie. Here is how... When a person is drying to deceive someone they typically are nervous. "Polygraphs, for instance, measure respirat...
  • Liars Anne With Her Wonderbra
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    "My boobs are too small". Anne said as she looked into the Macy's dressing room mirror with tears in her eyes. Having a hot date with a new love interest, she wanted to make a good impression. She continued, "He " ll think of me as a child with this flat chest!" I noticed the tears were about to spill over, so I informed her that there was still hope for the chesty-challenged; she could get a Wonderbra! Her eyes brightened, and within five minutes we found ourselves in the vast selection of Merv...

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