The Lying Room

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Author: Nicci French

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062676741

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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One little secret between a married woman, her lover, and a killer. In this thrilling standalone from the internationally bestselling author of the Frieda Klein series, a married woman’s affair with her boss spirals into a dangerous game of chess with the police when she discovers he’s been murdered and she clears the crime scene of all evidence. It should have been just a mid-life fling. A guilty indiscretion that Neve Connolly could have weathered. An escape from twenty years of routine marriage to her overworked husband, and from her increasingly distant children. But when Neve pays a morning-after visit to her lover, Saul, and finds him brutally murdered, their pied-à-terre still heady with her perfume, all the lies she has so painstakingly stitched together threaten to unravel. After scrubbing clean every trace of her existence from Saul’s life—and death—Neve believes she can return to normal, shaken but intact. But she can’t get out of her head the one tormenting question: what was she forgetting? An investigation into the slaying could provide the answer. It’s brought Detective Chief Inspector Alastair Hitching, and Neve’s worst fears, to her door. But with every new lie, every new misdirection to save herself, Neve descends further into the darkness of her betrayal—and into more danger than she ever imagined. Because Hitching isn’t the only one watching Neve. So is a determined killer who’s about to make the next terrifying move in a deadly affair….


For anyone asking what can be learned from contemporary examples of lying, the care and clarity of public debates about the ethical questions of deceit or ...

Author: Sissela Bok

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 030778911X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 368

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Is it ever all right to lie? A philosopher looks at lying and deception in public and private life—in government, medicine, law, academia, journalism, in the family and between friends. Lying is a penetrating and thoughtful examination of one of the most pervasive yet little discussed aspects of our public and private lives. Beginning with the moral questions raised about lying since antiquity, Sissela Bok takes up the justifications offered for all kinds of lies—white lies, lies to the sick and dying, lies of parents to children, lies to enemies, lies to protect clients and peers. The consequences of such lies are then explored through a number of concrete situations in which people are involved, either as liars or as the victims of a lie.

The Linguistics of Sitting Standing and Lying

Likewise , someone sitting is generally more visible than someone lying down . So in terms of verticality and visibility , we have a linear function ...

Author: John Newman

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027229571

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 407

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This volume explores properties of 'sit', 'stand', and 'lie' verbs, reflecting three of the most salient postures associated with humans. An introductory chapter by the Editor provides an overview of directions for research into posture verbs. These directions are then explored in detail in a number of languages: Dutch; Korean; Japanese; Lao; Chantyal, Magar (Tibeto-Burman); Chipewyan (Athapaskan); Trumai (spoken in Brazil); Kxoe (Khoisan); Mbay (Nilo-Saharan); Oceanic; Enga, Ku Waru (Papuan); Arrernte, Pitjantjatjara, Ngan'gityemerri (Australian). The contributors discuss data relevant to many fields of linguistic inquiry, including patterns of lexicalization (e.g., simplex or complex verb forms), morphology (e.g., state vs. action formations), grammaticalization (e.g., extension to locational predicates, aspect markers, auxiliaries, copulas, classifiers), and figurative extension. A final chapter reports on an experimental methodology designed to establish the relevant cognitive parameters underlying speakers' judgements on the polysemy of English stand. Taken together, the chapters provide a wealth of cross-linguistic data on posture verbs.

The Habit of Lying

Since Kant's position on lying may now seem eccentric to say the least , it is equally important to my argument to show in some detail that much saner and ...

Author: John Vignaux Smyth

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822328216

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 245

View: 923

DIVAn investigation of deceit and concealment that proposes a new theory of fiction, both as a new genre of literature and as a strategy in the social world./div

Lying Awake

MARK SALZMAN Lying Awake Mark Salzman is the author of Iron & Silk, an account of his two years in China; the novels The Laughing Sutra and The Soloist, ...

Author: Mark Salzman

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 1400077753

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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Mark Salzman's Lying Awake is a finely wrought gem that plumbs the depths of one woman's soul, and in so doing raises salient questions about the power-and price-of faith. Sister John's cloistered life of peace and prayer has been electrified by ever more frequent visions of God's radiance, leading her toward a deep religious ecstasy. Her life and writings have become examples of devotion. Yet her visions are accompanied by shattering headaches that compel Sister John to seek medical help. When her doctor tells her an illness may be responsible for her gift, Sister John faces a wrenching choice: to risk her intimate glimpses of the divine in favor of a cure, or to continue her visions with the knowledge that they might be false-and might even cost her her life.


1.3 Augustine Unsurprisingly, many of the topics and themes discussed by Plato and Aristotle with regard to lying and truthfulness reoccur in later ...

Author: Eliot Michaelson

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.

The Oxford Handbook of Lying

cases of lying, other types of lying-related acts have been studied, e.g., knowledge lies and group lies, selfless assertions, bald-faced lies, bullshitting ...

Author: Jörg Meibauer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191056219

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 672

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This handbook brings together past and current research on all aspects of lying and deception, with chapters contributed by leading international experts in the field. We are confronted daily with cases of lying, deception, bullshitting, and 'fake news', making it imperative to understand how lying works, how it can be defined, and whether it can be detected. A further important issue is whether lying should always be considered a bad thing or if, in some cases, it is simply a useful instrument of human cognition. This volume is the first to offer a comprehensive and up-to-date exploration of these and other issues from the combined perspectives of linguistics, philosophy, and psychology. Chapters offer precise definitions of lying and its subtypes, and outline the range of fields in which lying and deception play a role, from empirical lie detection and the acquisition of lying to its role in fiction, metaphor, and humour. They also describe the tools and approaches that are used by scholars researching lying and deception, such as questionnaire studies, EEG, neuroimaging, and the polygraph. The volume will be an essential reference for students and researchers in a range of fields who are looking to deepen their understanding of all aspects of lying and deception, and will contribute to establishing the vibrant new field of interdisciplinary lying research.

Lying and Deception

WHAT KANT SAYS ABOUT THE MORALITY OF LYING 3.II.1. The Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals (1785) In GW, there are three discussions of ''lying ...

Author: Thomas L. Carson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199577412


Page: 280

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This is the most comprehensive and up-to-date investigation of moral and conceptual questions about lying and deception. Carson argues that there is a moral presumption against lying and deception that causes harm, he examines case-studies from business, politics, and history, and he offers a qualified defence of the view that honesty is a virtue.

The Truth about Lying

Vivian answers: to revive and restore the old art of lying. The light and graceful side of lying can be seen at literary lunches and at afternoon teas but ...

Author: Stephen Costello

Publisher: The Liffey Press

ISBN: 1908308532

Category: Psychology

Page: 148

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In this forthright and fascinating study, Dr Stephen J. Costello, philosopher and logotherapist, takes us on a profound journey into the intricate and intriguing nature of the dynami of lying. Drawing on philosophy, logical puzzles and Lacanian psychoanalysis, Costello investigates the types of lies we tell, the lies that include a good deal of truth, how and why children lie, the lies lovers tell, self-deception and much more. In the final section of the book Costello focuses in particular on how men and women lie in different ways. Men, he argues, lie in the guise of truth while women tell the truth in the guise of a lie. Men tend to be more direct while women are more deceptive. Men lie to create a better image of themselves, women lie to make others feel more comfortable. Provocative, while also frequently amusing, The Truth about Lying is a pithy primer on the act and art of lying. “This is an absolutely fascinating book . . . a quite extraordinary range of information . . . I can only encourage everyone to read it and thoroughly enjoy it as I did.” - Ivor Browne, from the Foreword

Lying Misleading and What is Said

That's enough to keep her utterance from being a lie, even if we use a definition of 'lying' that doesn't block lies by malapropism: Lying (7): A person ...

Author: Jennifer Mather Saul

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199603685

Category: Philosophy

Page: 146

View: 419

Many people find it natural to think that deceiving someone in a way that avoids lying--by merely misleading--is morally preferable to simply lying. Others think that this preference is deeply misguided. But all sides agree that there is a distinction. Jennifer Saul undertakes a close examination of the lying/misleading distinction. She begins by using this very intuitive distinction to shed new light on entrenched debates in philosophy of language over notionslike what is said. Next, she tackles the puzzling but widespread moral preference for misleading over lying, and arrives at a new view regarding the moral significance of the distinction. Finally, Saul draws her conclusions together to examine a range of historically important and interesting cases.

Pathology of Lying Accusation and Swindling

Several forms of excessive lying, particularly those practised by children and adolescents, are not discussed by us because they are largely age phenomena ...

Author: William Healy

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1625580584

Category: Philosophy

Page: 195

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Very little advancement in the treatment of delinquents or criminals can be expected if typical characteristics and their bearings on behavior are not understood. The whole study of characterology or the motivation of conduct is extremely new, particularly in their forensic and psychological significance. It is these characteristics that are addressed here. In some cases, it is vital for the administration of justice for us to understand the types of personality and behaviors before rendering a final judgment. Some appreciation of this fact may be gained from this book which shows the possibility of tracing one form of behavior to its source.


Beginning with the moral questions raised about lying since antiquity, Sissela Bok takes up the justifications offered for all kinds of lies--white lies, lies to the sick and dying, lies of parents to children, lies to enemies, lies to ...

Author: Sissela Bok

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780375705281

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 326

View: 966

Is it ever all right to lie? A philosopher looks at lying and deception in public and private life--in government, medicine, law, academia, journalism, in the family and between friends. Lying is a penetrating and thoughtful examination of one of the most pervasive yet little discussed aspects of our public and private lives. Beginning with the moral questions raised about lying since antiquity, Sissela Bok takes up the justifications offered for all kinds of lies--white lies, lies to the sick and dying, lies of parents to children, lies to enemies, lies to protect clients and peers. The consequences of such lies are then explored through a number of concrete situations in which people are involved, either as liars or as the victims of a lie.

Augustine s Theory of Signs Signification and Lying

Lying is nothing else but a corollary to the informative use that signs are called to fulfil. It goes without saying that because signs may be used to ...

Author: Remo Gramigna

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110596628

Category: Religion

Page: 246

View: 368

The aim of this study is to present, as far as possible, a general description of the theory of the sign and signification in Augustine of Hippo (354-430 AD), with a view to its evaluation and implications for the study of semiotics. Accurate studies for subject, discipline, and significance have not yet given an organic and systematic vision of Augustine’s theory of the sign. The underlying aspiration is that such an endeavour will prove to be beneficial to the scholars of Augustine’s thought as well as to those with a keen interest in the history of semiotics. The study uses Augustine’s own accounts to investigate and interpret the philosophical problem of the sign. The focus lies on the first decade of Augustine’s literary production. The De dialectica, is taken as the terminus ad quo of the study, and the De doctrina christiana is the terminus ad quem. The selected texts show an explicit engagement with poignant discussion on the nature and structure of the sign, the variety of signs and their uses. Although Augustine’s intention never was to establish a theory of meaning as an independent field of study, he largely employed a theory of signs. Thus, Augustine’s approach to signs is intrinsically meaningful.

Lying and Christian Ethics

Sorensen, for example, has drawn attention to what are often called “bald-faced lies” – lies in which eve- ryone knows that the speaker is lying; ...

Author: Christopher O. Tollefsen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107061091

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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Lying and Christian Ethics defends the controversial "absolute view" of lying, which maintains that an assertion contrary to the speaker's mind is always wrong, regardless of the speaker's intentions. Whereas most people believe that a lie told for a good cause, such as protecting Jews from discovery by Nazis, is morally acceptable, Christopher Tollefsen argues that Christians should support the absolute view. He looks back to the writings of Augustine and Aquinas to illustrate that lying violates the basic human goods of integrity and sociality and severely compromises the values of religion and truth. He critiques the comparatively permissive views espoused by Cassian, Bonhoeffer, and Niebuhr and argues that lies often jeopardize the good causes for which they are told. Beyond framing a moral absolute against lying, this book explores the questions of to whom we owe the truth and when, and what steps we may take when we should not give it.

Tips on How to Stop Lying

I want to thank you for downloading the book, “How To Stop Lying." With this book you'll be able to do away with the enslaving negative habit of lying: ...

Author: M. Usman

Publisher: Mendon Cottage Books

ISBN: 1311432841

Category: Self-Help

Page: 37

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Table of Contents Preface How To Spot A Liar Chapter #1: Lie Spotting Chapter #2: Patterns of Deception Chapter #3: Identifying Deception Hot Spots Why Humans Lie and How To Stop Chapter #4: Why We Lie The Pattern Behind Self Deception Conclusion Photo Links About the Author Publisher Preface I want to thank you for downloading the book, “How To Stop Lying." With this book you'll be able to do away with the enslaving negative habit of lying: You'll be able to stop this habit which more often than not, prevents you from realizing your true potential and achievements in life. As much as you may not believe it, but the roots of the trait of lying start right after we are born, when as a child you decide to falsely alarm your mother of father because you seek some attention, thus you decide to cry aloud or do something more dramatic, like scream in order to get their attention. Lying is a trait that we develop by our own selves as we grow older; it involves both actions as well as words. This book is an ultimate guide that introduces you to the world of lying which you can be sure will help you understand why you need to do away with this habit if you are to realize any great achievement or real success in your life. Just like any process in life, we all know that developing something worthwhile in life requires a step by step process; the same ideology also applies when you want to break a certain habit that is pulling you back in life. This process is made effective when one follows a set of positive guidelines thoroughly. It’s no secret that much of what we do or say in life can either build us or break us and the truth is that, it is within your power to shape the kind of life that you want; if you are determined to stop telling lies and turn back to truth and positivity, then that is also possible, but only if you are determined. The first step to making a difference in our lives is by changing our habits and most importantly our thoughts because these usually influence the paths we take. Much of what lying does is to simply scheme your way to achieve a specific objective and ensuring that you actually avoid any trace of truth whilst you're at it. The main aim of this book is to ensure that you have a clear understanding how the negative habit of lying actually affects you; it also enlightens you on how you can effectively get rid of this dissolute, self-indulgent habit. A habit is referred to as a routine or behaviour that a person repeats regularly and in most cases occurs unconsciously. It is generally a fixed way of thinking, feeling, and is usually acquired through repetition. At times we never really know what we could be doing wrong but when you take some time and analyze yourself you will realize that there are some habits that may be a real drawback in you making progress in life, lying is one such habit. The best way to get rid of a habit is by removing it completely from your daily routine until every part of you gets used to its needlessness and then it’ll slowly begins to fade away naturally. This book will take you through several elements that are going to be very beneficial as it covers all that you need to know when it comes to the trait of deception. We live in a world that is full of liars and circumstances or situations that force us to lie at times but one can decide to avoid this path of lies, as it only leads to more lies; through positivity, it is the hope of the author that the reader will be able to live a more fulfilling and satisfying life that is not deceit-driven. It is also the hope of the author that you will be able to go through this book and understand all that is laid out for you because this book offers a life changing experience for you.

Lying in State

M. S. Muldowney, 51–110, and “Against Lying,” trans. H. B. Jaffee, 121–179, in R. J. Deferrari, ed., Fathers of the Church, vol. 16, Treatises on Various ...

Author: Eric Alterman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1541616812

Category: Political Science

Page: 416

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This definitive history of presidential lying reveals how our standards for truthfulness have eroded -- and why Trump's lies are especially dangerous. If there's one thing we know about Donald Trump, it's that he lies. But he's by no means the first president to do so. In Lying in State, Eric Alterman asks how we ended up with such a pathologically dishonest commander in chief, showing that, from early on, the United States has persistently expanded its power and hegemony on the basis of presidential lies. He also reveals the cumulative effect of this deception-each lie a president tells makes it more acceptable for subsequent presidents to lie-and the media's complicity in spreading misinformation. Donald Trump, then, represents not an aberration but the culmination of an age-old trend. Full of vivid historical examples and trenchant analysis, Lying in State is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand how we arrived in this age of alternative facts.

Lying Churches

They moved from lying about themselves to lying about other people. What were they hoping to achieve by these? A person who respects themselves would not ...

Author: Margaret Mwangi

Publisher: Margaret Mwangi

ISBN: 1449964206


Page: 236

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The churches do not practice what they preach, they lie to their membership. What the public knows about the churches is a façade meant to divert peoples' attention from the churches' evil activities that are done through clandestine operations.The persecution that I have gone through made me realize the extent to which the churches go to cover up their activities. They are very persistent and they use various methods to accomplish the destruction of targeted individuals. Spreading lies and isolating someone are used to this end.Although they claim holiness, their main interest is power and control over people.

Pretending Is Lying

NEw York REVIEW COMICs PRETEND ING IS LYING DOMINIQUE GOBLET was born in 1967 in Brussels, Belgium, and studied illustration at St. Luke's Institute.

Author: Dominique Goblet

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 1681370484

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 144

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The first book to appear in English by the acclaimed Belgian artist Dominique Goblet, Pretending is Lying is a memoir unlike any other. WINNER OF THE 2018 SCOTT MONCRIEFF PRIZE FOR TRANSLATION FROM FRENCH In a series of dazzling fragments—skipping through time, and from raw, slashing color to delicate black and white—Goblet examines the most important relationships in her life: with her partner, Guy Marc; with her daughter, Nikita; and with her parents. The result is an unnerving comedy of paternal dysfunction, an achingly ambivalent love story (with asides on Thomas Pynchon and the Beach Boys), and a searing account of childhood trauma—a dizzying, unforgettable view of a life in progress and a tour de force of the art of comics. This NYRC edition is a hardcover with extra-thick paper, full color throughout, and features new English hand-lettering by the artist.