Is Lying Acceptable? A lot of people can think that lying is never justified, but can be when needed in important situations. Lying to protect someone’s feeling from being hurt can be used in a right way even when protecting someone’s life. In addition, lying can be useful and needy when used in a justified way. Lying can be justified when protecting others and not always unjustified.
Some people may believe that once you have lied you are untruthful to another person . For example, Immanuel Kant says a lie even if does not wrong to any particular individual always harms mankind individually .(4) This argument is wrong because you are not hurting mankind you are protecting someone from harm .
In the book “Deception”, written by Ziyad Marar, he says “Our most basic perceptions of the world are thus profoundly constrained by certain ways of seeing” (9). As human beings, we naturally tend to search for the best in any given person because we do not want to feel guilty for wrongly judging them. To judge someone would show
Someone you care about is obviously going to be the person you wouldn’t want to hurt. Lying could save you from a problem you have, so lying doesn’t only help others but you. When you’re stuck between two people arguing and you could pick aside but choose not to lie. Lying could affect you, and other people around you. When you lie you could do a mistake, or tell an acceptable
Honesty is defined as the quality of being fair and truthful and originates from the Latin word “honestus” meaning "moral purity, uprightness, virtue, justness. " “When you tell a lie, you steal someone 's right to the truth…there is no act more wretched than stealing.” Khaled Hosseini wrote this line in his book The Kite Runner not only to explain the weight a simple lie can hold but also to express how important honesty really is. Would you trust a man who has stolen from you? Would you then trust a man who has kept the truth from you and told a lie in its place?
The proverb declares that truthfulness leads to improved circumstances compared to deceit and deception. The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, capitalizes on the danger of holding the truth inside and not confessing committed sins through Reverend Dimmesdale. Also, Hawthorne displays the outcome of honesty, confession, and the process of redemption with Hester’s character. Sin leads morals astray; sinners, however, may become redeemed by acknowledging and correcting the sins
So it seems that those who deny the moral permissibility of torture, in such cases, are conceding to the moral permissibility of killing. The argument is based on the following premises: 1-Torture is necessary to protect the people. 2-It is in the people’s interest to take moral precedence over others’ interests. 3-Hence, it is morally permissible to go forward with torture.
There are ethical issues that need to be recognized in interrogation which are, the use of false evidence, the use of torture, and deceptive promises. Starting off an interrogation, police will usually comfort a suspect by giving evidence that is not true, with the intention to make the suspect end up voluntarily confessing. Giving false evidence has a number of planning’s. One with the officer telling the suspect that he or
Ask anyone you know including yourself, if they or you have ever had to tell a small fib to get out of something they didn 't want to be a part of. Based on personal experience, I can 100% guarantee you that they will say yes and if they say no, what makes you think that they 're not lying about that? As humans, lying has been embedded into our DNA and is inevitable. Take Tituba for example, innocent of witchcraft, but still accused of consorting with the Devil, had to lie her way out of being beaten and hanged; "Modern consensus is that she confessed to make the beatings stop" (Cellania 2).
Therefore, we interpret further information only to benefit our conception. Furthermore, we consider external information—ones which oppose our conception-- as false. This phenomenon is called confirmative bias. It is a constructive and irrational partiality which is also exhibited by various officers, and it is what may induce corruption. Confirmation bias of police is observable, mainly, within court rulings.
Stephanie Ericsson begins her explorative essay, “The Ways We Lie,” with a personal anecdote of all the lies she fabricated in one day. She told her bank that a deposit was in the mail when it was not, told a client that the traffic had been bad when she was late for other reasons, told her partner that her day was fine when it was really exhausting, and told her friend she was too busy for lunch when she just was not hungry, all in the course of a day. She shifts from talking about herself to talking about everyone, claiming that all people lie, exaggerate, minimize, keep secrets, and tell other lies. But, like herself, most still consider themselves honest people. She describes a week in which she tried to never tell a lie; it was debilitating, she claims.
If you were put into a flawed society how would you act? The main character Abigail in the play The Crucible is in a flawed society and in order to survive she is mischievous and has to lie about things in order to survive. She wants John Proctor to herself and his wife dead. But along the way something called witchcraft comes along and it isn't that good. If you say you were doing witchcraft you're safe from hanging but if you refuse to witchcraft you will be hung.
"We lie,we all do. We exaggerate,we minimize,we avoid confrontation,we spare people's feelings,we conveniently forget. We keep secrets,we justify lying to the big-guy institutions. Like most people,I indulge in small falsehoods and still think of myself as an honest person. Sure I lie,but it doesn't hurt anything.