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by commonsense
Fri May 26, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: when lying is the right thing to do
Replies: 37
Views: 786

Re: when lying is the right thing to do

I don't think there are any instances, but you're welcome to try and name one. My position, which is actually a spiritual practice until one has no choice, is, if you can't tell the truth, don't speak. For Walker-- I adhere to the very same principle, except in a game of cards. 😏 As much as I abhor...
by commonsense
Fri May 26, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: when lying is the right thing to do
Replies: 37
Views: 786

Re: when lying is the right thing to do

Of course, lying might not always be the preferred course of action in these and other examples , however these are indeed instances where lying could be the right thing to do. Who said anything about requiring ? I don't think there are any instances, but you're welcome to try and name one. My posi...
by commonsense
Fri May 26, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: An analysis of the concept "honesty"
Replies: 55
Views: 5050

Re: An analysis of the concept "honesty"

My father taught me that honesty is not the best policy, it is the only policy. However, there are exceptions to following that policy. For instance, when another ethical value outweighs lying, the best course of action could be to lie. Lying might be the best course of action when lying is pitted ...
by commonsense
Wed May 24, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: An analysis of the concept "honesty"
Replies: 55
Views: 5050

Re: An analysis of the concept "honesty"

My father taught me that honesty is not the best policy, it is the only policy. However, there are exceptions to that policy. For instance, when another ethical value outweighs honesty, the best course of action could be to lie. Lying might be the best course of action when honesty is pitted agains...
by commonsense
Wed May 24, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: An analysis of the concept "honesty"
Replies: 55
Views: 5050

Re: An analysis of the concept "honesty"

My father taught me that honesty is not the best policy, it is the only policy. However, there are exceptions to that policy. For instance, when another ethical value outweighs lying, the best course of action could be to lie. Lying might be the best course of action when lying is pitted against th...
by commonsense
Wed May 24, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: An analysis of the concept "honesty"
Replies: 55
Views: 5050

Re: An analysis of the concept "honesty"

My father taught me that honesty is not the best policy, it is the only policy. However, there are exceptions to following that policy. For instance, when another ethical value outweighs lying, the best course of action could be to lie. Lying might be the best course of action when lying is pitted a...
by commonsense
Wed May 24, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: when lying is the right thing to do
Replies: 37
Views: 786

Re: when lying is the right thing to do

My position: Lying might be the right thing to do when pitted against the preservation of life, for example when the hitman comes to your door; perhaps when lying to preserve a relationship, such as when asked, “Does this outfit make my butt look too big?” or when a prisoner of war is being interrog...
by commonsense
Wed May 24, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: when lying is the right thing to do
Replies: 37
Views: 786

Re: when lying is the right thing to do

If your purpose is to fool people for one reason or another, then you [are not required to but might choose to] lie. Restated, whenever your intention is to mislead , the right thing, [which you are not required to do but might choose] to do is to lie. When could whenever come into play, fulfilling...
by commonsense
Wed May 24, 2017 2:11 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: when lying is the right thing to do
Replies: 37
Views: 786

Re: when lying is the right thing to do

If your purpose is to fool people for one reason or another, then you lie. Restated, whenever your intention is to mislead, the right thing to do is to lie. When could whenever come into play, fulfilling the conditions of the premise? Possibly in the event of a conflict where the value of lying out...
by commonsense
Mon May 22, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Can you ever lie to yourself?
Replies: 10
Views: 140

Re: Can you ever lie to yourself?

Not to disagree, but just to add another question to the grind--if you can lie to yourself, would you believe the lie? This question is not exactly the same as the one posed by PhilX. You can say to yourself, "I am going to exercise at the gym every day," or "I am a handsome fellow," or "I shot the ...
by commonsense
Fri May 19, 2017 12:06 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Discrimination is inevitable
Replies: 23
Views: 306

Re: Discrimination is inevitable

Touche! I try to be as literal as possible as well.
by commonsense
Thu May 18, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Discrimination is inevitable
Replies: 23
Views: 306

Re: Discrimination is inevitable

I just noticed this. If they believe it's a pseudoscience, and they think psychology could expose them, then they themselves must be thinking that a pseudoscience would expose them! I could say that I assumed you could write. :D
by commonsense
Thu May 18, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Discrimination is inevitable
Replies: 23
Views: 306

Re: Discrimination is inevitable

Most believe this because they fear being exposed! It's so telling of one ' s psyche. Does this mean that most people who believe that psychology is a pseudoscience are in fear of being exposed by a pseudoscience? No, it means that those that call it a pseudoscience do so because of the fear that t...
by commonsense
Thu May 18, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Discrimination is inevitable
Replies: 23
Views: 306

Re: Discrimination is inevitable

BTW, I have long considered psychology to be a soft science, but I think "pseudoscience" is a better term. Most believe this because they fear being exposed! It's so telling of one ' s psyche. Does this mean that most people who believe that psychology is a pseudoscience are in fear of being expose...
by commonsense
Wed May 17, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Discrimination is inevitable
Replies: 23
Views: 306

Re: Discrimination is inevitable

Discrimination, no matter if it's the against kind or the in-favor-of kind, is nothing but bigotry, irrational bias and unfounded prejudice. Discrimination is contagious, thus explaining its infection of children from parents. Discrimination is global, thus explaining its appearance in unanticipate...