Lying: Man's Second Nature by George Serban

By George Serban

Our present ethical relativism has blurred the excellence among actual and fake or even among correct and mistaken by means of accepting a number of truths and subjective truths as legitimate reviews of fact. Serban files that guy, within the strategy of pursuing his ambitions, has a tendency to govern others. Adapting via deception, rather in drawback, is a part of our animal historical past. Our inspiration procedures, protecting of our feelings and self-image, are completely tailored for the duty of mendacity.

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