Saturday, August 04, 2012

Lying Re Sam Harris

by Don Wharton

Sam Harris has a book called Lying.  For the moment it can be downloaded for free on Kindle (or the PC Kindle program).  He also has a free pdf version which can be accessed from the web.  It had been sold for $1.99.

I found this to be a rather superficial and emotional treatment of what could be a vastly complex and philosophically technical subject.  However, there are many examples of the negative outcomes for lying, some of which might make people think about what they do.

The list of the Table of Contents:

What Is a Lie?
The Mirror of Honesty
Two Types of Lies
White Lies
Faint Praise
Lies in Extremis
Mental Accounting
Big Lies
Other Books by Sam Harris

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