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Born Liars : Why We Can't Live without Deceit -- Paperback
Born Liars : Why We Can't Live without Deceit -- Paperback
著者名 Leslie, Ian
出版年月 : 2012/06
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781849164252

BookWeb価格 : MYR 47.21
会員価格 : MYR 42.49

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In Born Liars, Ian Leslie takes the reader on an exhilarating tour of ideas that brings the latest news about deception back from the frontiers of psychology, neuroscience, and philosophy, and explores the role played by lies - both black and white - in our childhoods, our careers, and our health, as well as in advertising, politics, sport and war. Drawing on thinkers as varied as Augustine, Charles Darwin, Sigmund Freud and Joni Mitchell, the author argues that, far from being a bug in the human software, lying is central to who we are; that we cannot understand ourselves without first understanding the dynamics of deceit. After reading Born Liars you'll never think about lies - or life - in quite the same way again.

Contents
Introduction. The Lying AnimalFirst Lies: How our children learn to lie (and why we should be impressed when they do). Confabulators: Liars, artists, madmen. Tells and Leakages: What are the signs of a lie? The Dream of a Truth Machine: The past, present and future of lie detectors. I Me Lie: Why we're designed to deceive ourselves. I Am Nice and In Control: The benefits and the dangers of self-deception. Lies We Live By - Part One: The medicine of deceit. Lies We Live By - Part Two: The power of stories to shape our lives. The Murderer at the Door: Is there any such thing as a white lie? Afterword - How to Be Honest: Three principles of living honestly. Notes. Further Reading. Bibliography. Acknowledgements. Index.