"Deception in Morality and Law" - Larry Alexander and Emily Sherwin - Law and Philosophy

Byline: Larry Alexander, Emily Sherwin; 2003-09-01; Law and Philosophy; pages pp. 393-450

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"Deception, by which we mean words or conduct intended to induce false beliefs in others, plays a complex role in human life. Well-socialized people revere honesty and disapprove of lying and other forms of deception. At the same time, well-socialized people engage in deception, regularly and skillfully, not only for altruistic reasons, but also to gain advantages over others."

Description:The act of deception is questioned in morality and law by Larry Alexander and Emily Sherwin.

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