Lying (inbunden)
Format
Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
108
Utgivningsdatum
2013-11-14
Förlag
Four Elephants Press
Dimensioner
177 x 120 x 19 mm
Vikt
199 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9781940051000

Lying

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As it was in Anna Karenina, Madame Bovary, and Othello, so it is in life. Most forms of private vice and public evil are kindled and sustained by lies. Acts of adultery and other personal betrayals, financial fraud, government corruption--even murder and genocide--generally require an additional moral defect: a willingness to lie. In Lying, best-selling author and neuroscientist Sam Harris argues that we can radically simplify our lives and improve society by merely telling the truth in situations where others often lie. He focuses on "white" lies--those lies we tell for the purpose of sparing people discomfort--for these are the lies that most often tempt us. And they tend to be the only lies that good people tell while imagining that they are being good in the process.
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  1. En sanning är alltid mer värd än en lögn, alltid.
    Simon Björkman, 28 januari 2014

    Vad har lögner för effekt på vänskap, personlig utveckling och samhället i stort? Det är frågor som Sam Harris tar upp i denna bok.

    Boken är välskriven med många exempel på tillfällen där lögner typiskt förekommer. Sam Harris argumenterar mycket övertygande för sin sak.

    Mycket av vad jag tog för givet har vänts på ända tack vare denna bok och jag har nu börjat se mitt och andra människors relation till lögner i ett annat ljus.

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"This essay is quite brilliant. (I was hoping it would be, so I wouldn't have to lie.) I honestly loved it from beginning to end. Lying is the most thought-provoking read of the year." -- Ricky Gervais "Humans have evolved to lie well, and no doubt you've seen the social lubrication at work. In many cases, we might not think of it as a true "lie": perhaps a "white lie" once in a blue moon, the omission of a sensitive detail here and there, false encouragement of others when we see no benefit in dashing someone's hopes, and the list goes on. In Lying, Sam Harris demonstrates how to benefit from being brutally--but pragmatically--honest. It's a compelling little book with a big impact." -- Tim Ferriss, author of the New York Times bestsellers, The 4-Hour Body, The 4-Hour Workweek, and The 4-Hour Chef "In this brief but illuminating work, Sam Harris applies his characteristically calm and sensible logic to a subject that affects us all--the human capacity to lie. And by the book's end, Harris compels you to lead a better life because the benefits of telling the truth far outweigh the cost of lies--to yourself, to others, and to society." -- Neil deGrasse Tyson, Astrophysicist, American Museum of Natural History

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Sam Harris is the author of the New York Times bestsellers, The End of Faith, Letter to a Christian Nation, The Moral Landscape, and Free Will. The End of Faith won the 2005 PEN Award for Nonfiction. Mr. Harris's writing has been published in more than 15 languages. He and his work have been discussed in The New York Times, Time, Scientific American, Nature, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, The Atlantic, and many other journals. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The Economist, Newsweek, The Times (London), The Boston Globe, The Atlantic, The Annals of Neurology, and elsewhere. Mr. Harris is a cofounder and the CEO of Project Reason, a nonprofit foundation devoted to spreading scientific knowledge and secular values in society. He received a degree in philosophy from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in neuroscience from UCLA.

Innehållsförteckning

Introduction What is A Lie? The Mirror of Honesty Two Types of Lies White Lies Trust Faint Praise Secrets Lies in Extremis Mental Accounting Integrity Big Lies Conclusion Appendix 1: An Interview with Ron A. Howard Appendix 2: Ten Questions from Readers Acknowledgements Notes