One of us is lying


Author: Karen M. McManus
Publisher: cbt Verlag
ISBN: 3641204992
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 448
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Eine Highschool, ein Toter, vier Verdächtige ... An einem Nachmittag sind fünf Schüler in der Bayview High zum Nachsitzen versammelt. Bronwyn, das Superhirn auf dem Weg nach Yale, bricht niemals die Regeln. Klassenschönheit Addy ist die perfekte Homecoming-Queen. Nate hat seinen Ruf als Drogendealer weg. Cooper glänzt als Baseball-Spieler. Und Simon hat die berüchtigte Gossip-App der Schule unter seiner Kontrolle. Als Simon plötzlich zusammenbricht und kurz darauf im Krankenhaus stirbt, ermittelt die Polizei wegen Mordes. Simon wollte am Folgetag einen Skandalpost absetzen. Im Schlaglicht: Bronwyn, Addy, Nate und Cooper. Jeder der vier hat etwas zu verbergen – und damit ein Motiv...

Lying

Deal with it Straight Up
Author: Catherine Rondina
Publisher: James Lorimer & Company
ISBN: 9781550289060
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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Discusses lying, what it is (including sample scenarios), myths about it, the difference between lying and withholding, how to stop lying, how to deal with being lied to, and how to tell when someone is lying.

Lying


Author: Sam Harris
Publisher: Four Elephants Press
ISBN: 1940051010
Category: Philosophy
Page: 108
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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, best-selling 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.

Cultures of Lying

Theories and Practice of Lying in Society, Literature, and Film
Author: Jochen Mecke
Publisher: Galda & Wilch
ISBN: 9783931397586
Category: Deception
Page: 378
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LYING GAME - Weg bist du noch lange nicht


Author: Sara Shepard
Publisher: cbt Verlag
ISBN: 3641081688
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 320
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Sie sucht den Mörder ihrer Zwillingsschwester ... »Sutton ist tot. Sag es niemandem. Spiel weiter mit ... Oder du bist als Nächste dran.« Emma Paxton hat das Leben ihrer toten Zwillingsschwester Sutton übernommen. Sie will herausfinden, wer Sutton ermordet hat. Allein der Mörder kennt ihr Geheimnis – schon einmal ist Emma knapp einem Mordanschlag entkommen. Verdächtige: Suttons Freunde, Suttons Schwester, die halbe Welt. Auf der Suche nach der Wahrheit stößt Emma immer wieder auf die dunkle Vergangenheit ihrer Schwester. Was hat es mit dem mysteriösen LYING GAME auf sich? Bei welchem bösen Spiel ist Sutton zu weit gegangen? Emma vertraut niemandem außer Ethan – dem Jungen, der ihr Geheimnis längst durchschaut hat ...

LYING GAME - Wo ist nur mein Schatz geblieben?


Author: Sara Shepard
Publisher: cbt Verlag
ISBN: 3641107393
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 320
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Sie sucht den Mörder ihres Zwillings ... »Sutton ist tot. Sag es niemandem. Spiel weiter mit ... Oder du bist als Nächste dran.« Emma Paxton spielt ein Spiel auf Leben und Tod: Um den Mord an ihrer Zwillingsschwester Sutton aufzuklären, gibt sie sich als Sutton aus. Nur der Mörder und Emmas Freund Ethan kennen ihr Geheimnis. Nachdem Thayer, der attraktive Ex von Sutton, nicht mehr als Täter in Frage kommt, erhärtet sich der Verdacht gegen Suttons Schwester Laurel. Denn die ist nicht nur grün vor Eifersucht, weil Thayer Sutton-alias-Emma immer noch liebt, sie ist auch die einzige, die kein Alibi in der Mordnacht besitzt ...

Lying Game - Und du musst gehn


Author: Sara Shepard
Publisher: cbt Verlag
ISBN: 3641142512
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 384
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Sie sucht den MÖRDER ihres ZWILLINGS... Seit Wochen spielt Emma die Rolle ihrer ermordeten Zwillingsschwester Sutton Paxton perfekt – doch Suttons Mörder hat sie immer noch nicht gefunden. Als plötzlich die Leiche von Sutton entdeckt wird, gerät Emmas sorgfältig konstruierte Lügenwelt ins Wanken. In kürzester Zeit wird Emma Hauptverdächtige Nummer eins. Wenn sie nicht bald den Mörder überführen kann, wird sie hinter Gitter landen – oder noch schlimmer: ihr Leben verlieren ...

Lying

A Metaphorical Memoir
Author: Lauren Slater
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0307830160
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 240
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"The beauty of Lauren Slater's prose is shocking," said Newsday about Welcome to My Country, and now, in this powerful and provocative new book, Slater brilliantly explores a mind, a body, and a life under siege. Diag-nosed as a child with a strange illness, brought up in a family given to fantasy and ambition, Lauren Slater developed seizures, auras, neurological disturbances--and an ability to lie. In Lying: A Metaphorical Memoir, Slater blends a coming-of-age story with an electrifying exploration of the nature of truth, and of whether it is ever possible to tell--or to know--the facts about a self, a human being, a life. Lying chronicles the doctors, the tests, the seizures, the family embarrassments, even as it explores a sensitive child's illness as both metaphor and a means of attention-getting--a human being's susceptibility to malady, and to storytelling as an act of healing and as part of the quest for love. This mesmerizing memoir openly questions the reliability of memoir itself, the trickiness of the mind in perceiving reality, the slippery nature of illness and diagnosis--the shifting perceptions and images of who we are and what, for God's sake, is the matter with us. In Lying, Lauren Slater forces us to redraw the boundary between what we know as fact and what we believe we create as fiction. Here a young woman discovers not only what plagues her but also what heals her--the birth of sensuality, her creativity as an artist--in a book that reaffirms how a fine writer can reveal what is common to us all in the course of telling her own unique story. About Welcome to My Country, the San Francisco Chronicle said, "Every page brims with beautifully rendered images of thoughts, feelings, emotional states." The same can be said about Lying: A Metaphorical Memoir.

Lying-in

A History of Childbirth in America
Author: Richard W. Wertz,Dorothy C. Wertz
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300040876
Category: Social Science
Page: 322
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This lively history of childbirth begins with colonial days, when childbirth was a social event, and moves on to the gradual medicalization of childbirth in America as doctors forced midwives out of business and to the home-birth movement of the 1980's. Widely praised when it was first published in 1977, the book has now been expanded to bring the story up to date. In a new chapter and epilogue, Richard and Dorothy Wertz discuss the recent focus on delivering perfect babies, with its emphasis on technology, prenatal testing, and Caesarean sections. They argue that there are many viable alternatives--including out-of-hospital births--in the search for the best birthing system. Review of the first edition: "Highly readable, extensively documented, and well illustrated...A welcome addition to American social history and women's studies. It can also be read with profit by health planners, hospital administrators, 'consumers' of health care, and all those who are concerned with improving the circumstances associated with childbirth."--Claire Elizabeth Fox, bulletin of the History of Medicine "A fascinating, brilliantly documented history not merely of childbirth, but of men's attitudes towards women, the effect of a burgeoning medical profession on our very conception of maternity and motherhood, and the influence of religion on medical technology and science."--Thomas J. Cottle, Boston Globe "This superb book...is both an impeccably documented recitation of the chronological history of medical intervention in American childbirth and a sociological analysis of the various meanings given to childbirth by individuals, interested groups, and American society as a whole."--Barbara Howe, American Journal of Sociology Richard W. Wertz, a builder in Westport, Massachusetts, is formerly an associate professor of American history at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dorothy C. Wertz, is a research professor at the School of Public Health, Boston University

On the Decay of the Art of Lying


Author: Mark Twain
Publisher: The Floating Press
ISBN: 1775412245
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 12
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On the Decay of the Art of Lying is a short essay by Mark Twain from 1885. In it he deplores that way man's "most faithful friend" is being used and indeed misused, declaring that "the wise thing is for us diligently to train ourselves to lie thoughtfully, judiciously; to lie with a good object, and not an evil one; to lie for others' advantage, and not our own; to lie healingly, charitably, humanely, not cruelly, hurtfully, maliciously; to lie gracefully and graciously, not awkwardly and clumsily; to lie firmly, frankly, squarely, with head erect, not haltingly, tortuously, with pusillanimous mien, as being ashamed of our high calling."

Lying

An Augustinian Theology of Duplicity
Author: Paul J. Griffiths
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1608994910
Category: Religion
Page: 254
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Most people would agree that compulsive lying is a "sickness." In his provocative Lying, Paul Griffiths suggests that consistent truth telling might evoke a similar response. After all, isn't unremitting honesty often associated with stupidity, insanity, and fanatical sainthood? Drawing from Augustine's writings, and contrasting them with the work of other Christian and non-Christian thinkers, Griffiths deals with the two great questions concerning lying: What is it to lie? When, if ever, should or may a lie be told? Examining Augustine's answers to these questions, Griffiths grapples with the difficulty of those answers while rendering them more accessible. With rhetorical savvy Augustine himself would applaud, Griffiths aims to "seduce" rather than argue his readers into agreement with Augustine. Augustine's historically significant, characteristically Christian, and undeniably radical thoughts on lying ignite Griffiths's searching discussion of this challenging and crucial topic. Marvelously erudite and energetic, Lying will draw Augustine enthusiasts, students of ethics, and anyone who is committed to living a more honest life.

Lying Game - Sag mir erst, wie kalt du bist


Author: Sara Shepard
Publisher: cbt Verlag
ISBN: 3641133998
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 336
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»Sutton ist tot. Sag es niemandem. Spiel weiter mit ... Oder du bist als Nächste dran.« Vor zwei Monaten wurde Emma Paxtons Zwillingsschwester Sutton umgebracht und der unbekannte Mörder hat Emma gezwungen, Suttons Platz einzunehmen. Emma ist fest entschlossen, den Täter zu entlarven. Die Shortlist der Verdächtigen wird immer kürzer, aber Emma hat noch keine wirklich heiße Spur. Der Verdacht gegen Suttons Stiefschwester hat sich in Luft aufgelöst. Bleibt noch Emmas und Suttons leibliche Mutter Becky, die vor kurzem aus dem Nichts wiederaufgetaucht ist. Und sofort erkannt hat, dass Emma nicht Sutton ist – etwas, das nur Emmas Freund Ethan und der Mörder wissen. Reiner Mutterinstinkt? Oder weiß Becky mehr, als sie zugibt?

LYING GAME - Mein Herz ist rein


Author: Sara Shepard
Publisher: cbt Verlag
ISBN: 3641093023
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 320
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Sie sucht den Mörder ihres Zwillings... »Sutton ist tot. Sag es niemandem. Spiel weiter mit ... Oder du bist als Nächste dran.« Nur äußerst knapp hat Emma Paxton zwei Mordanschläge überlebt. Außer ihrem Freund Ethan weiß keiner, dass sie in die Rolle ihrer ermordeten Zwillingsschwester Sutton geschlüpft ist, um deren Mörder zu überführen. Bei den Ermittlungen stellt Emma fest, dass Suttons Herz alles andere als rein war: Die Zahl der Verdächtigen, die Sutton umgebracht haben könnten, ist astronomisch. Und ganz oben auf der Hitliste steht Suttons Ex Thayer: gutaussehend, sexy, gefährlich. Seit Monaten wurde Thayer vermisst – jetzt ist er wieder da. In der Hoffnung, mehr über Sutton zu erfahren, geht Emma mit Thayer auf Tuchfühlung ...

Why Leaders Lie

The Truth About Lying in International Politics
Author: John J. Mearsheimer
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199792863
Category: Political Science
Page: 160
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For more than two decades, John J. Mearsheimer has been regarded as one of the foremost realist thinkers on foreign policy. Clear and incisive, a fearlessly honest analyst, his coauthored 2007 New York Times bestseller, The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy, aroused a firestorm with its unflinching look at the making of America's Middle East policy. Now he takes a look at another controversial but understudied aspect of international relations: lying. In Why Leaders Lie, Mearsheimer provides the first systematic analysis of lying as a tool of statecraft, identifying the varieties, the reasons, and the potential costs and benefits. Drawing on a trove of examples, he argues that leaders often lie for good strategic reasons, so a blanket condemnation is unrealistic and unwise. Yet there are other kinds of deception besides lying, including concealment and spinning. Perhaps no distinction is more important than that between lying to another state and lying to one's own people. Mearsheimer was amazed to discover how unusual interstate lying has been; given the atmosphere of distrust among the great powers, he found that outright deceit is difficult to pull off and thus rarely worth the effort. Plus it sometimes backfires when it does occur. Khrushchev lied about the size of the Soviet missile force, sparking an American build-up. Eisenhower got caught lying about U-2 spy flights in 1960, which scuttled an upcoming summit with Krushchev. Leaders more often mislead their own publics, sometimes with damaging consequences. Though the reasons may be noble--Franklin Roosevelt, for example, lied to the American people about German U-boats attacking the destroyer Greer in 1940, to build a case for war against Hitler-they can easily lead to disaster, as with the Bush administration's falsehoods about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction. There has never been a sharp analysis of international lying. Now a leading expert fills the gap with a richly informed and powerfully argued book.

LYING GAME - Und raus bist du


Author: Sara Shepard
Publisher: cbt Verlag
ISBN: 3641073820
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 320
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Ein Zwilling verschwindet – ein tödliches Spiel beginnt ... Kurz vor ihrem 18. Geburtstag macht Emma via Facebook eine überraschende Entdeckung: Sie hat eine eineiige Zwillingsschwester! Doch noch bevor sie Sutton treffen kann, erhält sie die mysteriöse Nachricht, dass ihre Schwester tot ist – und sie ihre Rolle übernehmen soll. Der Beginn eines gefährlichen Lügen-Spiels: Aus Emma wird Sutton, um herauszufinden, was wirklich geschehen ist. Dabei übernimmt sie nicht nur Suttons Leben als makelloses Upperclass- Girl, die teuflischen Glamour-Freundinnen und Boyfriend Garret – sondern gerät auch in tödliche Gefahr. Denn nur der Mörder weiß, dass Emma nicht Sutton ist ...

The Habit of Lying

Sacrificial Studies in Literature, Philosophy, and Fashion Theory
Author: John Vignaux Smyth
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822383748
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 256
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Lying appears to be ubiquitous, what Franz Kafka called "a universal principle”; yet, despite a number of recent books on the subject, it has been given comparatively little genuinely systematic attention by philosophers, social scientists, or even literary theorists. In The Habit of Lying John Vignaux Smyth examines three forms of falsification—lying, concealment, and fiction—and makes a strong critique of traditional approaches to each of them, and, above all, to the relations among them. With recourse to Rene Girard, Paul de Man, Theodor Adorno, Leo Strauss, and other theoreticians not usually considered together, Smyth arrives at some surprising conclusions about the connections between lying, mimesis, sacrifice, sadomasochism, and the sacred, among other central subjects. Arguing that the relation between lying and truthtelling has been characterized in the West by sharply sacrificial features, he begins with a critique of the philosophies of lying espoused by Kant and Sissela Bok, then concludes that the problem of truth and lies leads to the further problem of the relation between law and arbitrariness as well as to the relation between rationality and unanimity. Constructively criticizing the work of such philosophers as Bertrand Russell, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Richard Rorty, and Nelson Goodman, Smyth shows how these problems occur comparably in fiction theory and how Paul de Man’s definition of fiction as arbitrariness finds confirmation in analytic philosophy. Through the novels of Defoe, Stendhal, and Beckett—with topics ranging from Defoe’s treatment of lies, fiction, and obscenity to Beckett’s treatment of the anus and the sacred—Smyth demonstrates how these texts generalize the issues of mendacity, concealment, and sacrificial arbitrariness in Girard’s sense to almost every aspect of experience, fiction theory, and cultural life. The final section of the book, taking its cue from Shakespeare, elaborates a sacrificial view of the history of fashion and dress concealment.

Lying and Deception

Theory and Practice
Author: Thomas L. Carson
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191614645
Category: Philosophy
Page: 304
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Thomas Carson offers the most comprehensive and up-to-date investigation of moral and conceptual questions about lying and deception. Part I addresses conceptual questions and offers definitions of lying, deception, and related concepts such as withholding information, "keeping someone in the dark," and "half truths." Part II deals with questions in ethical theory. Carson argues that standard debates about lying and deception between act-utilitarians and their critics are inconclusive because they rest on appeals to disputed moral intuitions. He defends a version of the golden rule and a theory of moral reasoning. His theory implies that there is a moral presumption against lying and deception that causes harm — a presumption at least as strong as that endorsed by act-utilitarianism. He uses this theory to justify his claims about the issues he addresses in Part III: deception and withholding information in sales, deception in advertising, bluffing in negotiations, the duties of professionals to inform clients, lying and deception by leaders as a pretext for fighting wars, and lying and deception about history (with special attention to the Holocaust), and cases of distorting the historical record by telling half-truths. The book concludes with a qualified defence of the view that honesty is a virtue.

Lying

Language, Knowledge, Ethics, and Politics
Author: Eliot Michaelson,Andreas Stokke
Publisher: Engaging Philosophy
ISBN: 0198743963
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 336
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Philosophers have been thinking about lying for several thousand years, yet this topic has only recently become a central area of academic interest for philosophers of language, epistemologists, ethicists, and political philosophers. Lying: Language, Knowledge, Ethics, Politics provides the first dedicated collection of philosophical essays on the emerging topic of lying. Adopting an inter-subdisciplinary approach, this volume breaks new methodological ground in exploring the ways that a better understanding of language can inform the study of knowledge, ethics, or politics - and vice-versa. How can we lie when it is unclear what exactly we believe, or when we have contradictory beliefs? Can corporations lie, and if so how? Is lying always wrong, or always at least prima facie wrong? What can one learn from a liar? Can we lie to mindless machines? These engaging questions and many more are explored at length in this accessible reference text.

A Pack of Lies

Towards a Sociology of Lying
Author: John Arundel Barnes
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521459785
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 200
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Defining lies as statements that are intended to deceive, this book considers the contexts in which people tell lies, how they are detected and sometimes exposed, and the consequences for the liars themselves, their dupes, and the wider society. The author provides examples from a number of cultures with distinctive religious and ethical traditions, and delineates domains where lying is the norm, domains that are ambiguous and the one domain (science) that requires truthtelling. He refers to experimental studies on children that show how, at an early age, they acquire the capactiy to lie and learn when it is appropriate to do so. He reviews how lying has been evaluated by moralists, examines why we do not regard novels as lies and relates the human capacity to lie to deceit among other animal species. He concludes that although there are, in all societies, good pragmatic reasons for not lying all the time, there are also strong reasons for lying some of the time.