Pinocchio knows: the unconscious knowledge of the conscious lie. From little white lies to the deepest, darkest ones, it is an accepted fact that we-like the boy who cried wolf-lie very often, at least three times a day. The thesis of this erudite and entertaining book is that lies are structured like paradoxes. Lying is a common social manifestation that is fraught with contradictions: we lie quite frequently, but we hate liars, and we detest above all being lied to. We know that most politicians lie, hoping that they lie ...

The Ethics of the Lie 2008, Other Press (NY), New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781590512692

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