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

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

by: Larry Alexander , Emily Sherwin | publication date: September 1, 2003 | Publication: Law and Philosophy | volume: 22 | journal issue: 5 | pages: pp. 393-450

"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."

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

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