An analysis of the concept "honesty"

Should you think about your duty, or about the consequences of your actions? Or should you concentrate on becoming a good person?

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Re: An analysis of the concept "honesty"

Post by commonsense » Tue May 30, 2017 4:10 pm

Walker wrote:
Tue May 30, 2017 2:44 pm
commonsense wrote:
Sun May 28, 2017 6:35 pm
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Why did you choose poker?

If poker doesn't involve lying, what does that say about other card games?

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I thought commonsense was a description, or label, for a type of knowing.
But poker is an example that doesn't seem to refute anything. Please explain what makes it germane.

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Re: An analysis of the concept "honesty"

Post by Walker » Wed May 31, 2017 2:18 am

Well, you mentioned cards and bluffing, so I wrote some observations about poker and bluffing.

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Re: An analysis of the concept "honesty"

Post by Science Fan » Fri Jun 02, 2017 5:10 pm

Let's expose the comments about people willing to turn Jews in if Nazis came knocking at their doors because being honest is a must for what these comments really are --- anti-Semitism. You want proof? Would these same people tell the truth about their children hiding out in their basements if the Nazis came to their homes and wanting to murder their own children? I doubt it. Anyone with half a brain will doubt it too.

Moreover, these same people have lied throughout their lives, over matters that are trivial in comparison to saving a life from ruthless murderers. So, these people have lied throughout their lives, but now tell us that they would be morally compelled to turn the Jews in? It's not because of any moral dedication to honesty, it's simply a hatred for Jews that they want to "justify."

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Re: An analysis of the concept "honesty"

Post by vegetariantaxidermy » Fri Jun 02, 2017 5:34 pm

Psychopaths always find a way to 'justify' their actions. It's what they do best. Compulsive liar: ''There's nothing wrong with lying, because it saved some people hiding in basements from murderers''. Serial killer: ''Murder is good. Murder of inferior foreigners can save American lives''.
Psychopaths can justify anything because they can't feel emotions like compassion and empathy--emotional responses that normal people use to determine their actions.

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Re: An analysis of the concept "honesty"

Post by Walker » Fri Jun 02, 2017 11:30 pm

Science Fan wrote:
Fri Jun 02, 2017 5:10 pm
Let's expose the comments about people willing to turn Jews in if Nazis came knocking at their doors because being honest is a must ...
Quite a nasty little germ.

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