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Lying

by Sam Harris

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Rating: 7 / 10

Thoughts

Lying is a rather short, but good book. Sam Harris makes some good arguments against lying. We all know that it is morally bad to lie, but exactly how much? Are small, white lies fine? According to Sam Harris, the answer is no. Lies are never acceptable.


A wasteland of embarrassment and social upheaval can be neatly avoided by following a single precept in life: Do not lie.

In psychology, this is known as the “[[Illusory Truth Effect]].” Familiarity breeds credence.

Even false information will be believed to be correct after repeated exposure.

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