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Read online Lying.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Lying As it was in Anna Karenina Madame Bovary and Othello so it is in life Most forms of private vice and public evil are kindled and sustained by lies Acts of adultery and other personal betrayals financial fraud government corruption even murder and genocide generally require an additional moral defect a willingness to lie .

In Lying bestselling author and neuroscientist Sam Harris argues that we can radically simplify our lives and improve society by merely telling the truth in situations where others often lie He focuses on white lies those lies we tell for the purpose of sparing people discomfort for these are the lies that most often tempt us And they tend to be the only lies that good people tell while imagining that they are being good in the process by Sam Harris

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Sam Harris argues against irrational faith and its adherents, As it was in Anna Karenina Madame Bovary and Othello so it is in life Most forms of private vice and public evil are kindled and sustained by lies Acts of adultery and other personal betrayals financial fraud government corruption even murder and genocide generally require an additional moral defect a willingness to lie br br In Lying bestselling author and neuroscientist Sam Harris argues that we can radically simplify our lives and improve society by merely telling the truth in situations where others often lie He focuses on white lies those lies we tell for the purpose of sparing people discomfort for these are the lies that most often tempt us And they tend to be the only lies that good people tell while imagining that they are being good in the process, Belief in free will touches nearly everything that human beings value It is difficult to think about law politics religion public policy intimate relationships morality as well as feelings of remorse or personal achievement without first imagining that every person is the true source of his or her thoughts and actions And yet the facts tell us that free will is an illusion br br In this enlightening book Sam Harris argues that this truth about the human mind does not undermine morality or diminish the importance of social and political freedom but it can and should change the way we think about some of the most important questions in life, No description available