Deception, Lying, And Other Cases

2278 Words Apr 27th, 2015 10 Pages
In Element 1, I will present some cases where deception is thought to be lying, and other cases where deception is not thought to be lying. I will contend that, when deception is lying, it is immoral and I will give reasons for why this is the case. After my presentation, I will take a look at some possible criticisms of my arguments and then answer those criticisms. Then, I will present my conclusions.
In Element 2, I will contend that people for whatever reason choose to lie about things in order to persuade others into thinking that the truth is on their side. Lying takes a group of actions or words that are clearly false to the perpetrator to try to bait someone into thinking that it is truthful. When deceptions are thought to be lies, it can be a very eerie situation because the person that was lied to did not get complete or enough adequate information of what was told. Yes, what someone said may have been truthful, but not all of the information was being told. The person receiving the information is left without additional pieces to the story although he or she does not know this, which makes the person assume that what you said was the end all be all to the situation. These situations can likely equate to being a lie because of the information that was omitted. Once the person finds out that pieces of information was left out or incomplete, they will feel like they were lied to. Because the rest of the information or story was not fulfilled, the person can also be…
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