In Partial Fulfillment
of the Requirements of the Course
Philosophy II: Ethics
KEIZEN DANICA S. ARNADO
JUFFER DENN C. BORNALES
JENNIFER T. CAÑETE
COLEEN MONIQUE GALON
SUNSHINE JADE A. LUNA
RACHEL MAE RECIO
MR. JIOLITO BENITEZ
March 19, 2013
Lie. A three letter word that can make or break a life. Although doomed, lying is an act that has become a common behavior. Through ages lying had grown so natural to people — an avoidable part of human nature. The Oxford dictionary defines a lie as "an intentionally false statement used in order to deceive". I should say, this definition is inaccurate. A lie communicates information, believing it to be untrue, which is intended to deceive or mislead. What makes a lie a lie is that the liar intends to decieve the person they are lying to by providing them an information, but I believe that the information use to mislead need not be false with bad intentions.
People lie for a reason. And there are many reasons why people lie. A lie comes in many forms and variations depending on the situation it is to be used in. A lie may be intended to accomplish something; it may be geared towards sparing other people’s feelings; it may be to disguise the oft-humiliating fact that we do not know the truth or can’t remember it; it may be fallacious conclusions or extrapolations based on true assumptions or statements; or, it may conceal or remove true information and thus mislead others. Whatever these are, one thing is certain, we lie to cover up the truth because we are afraid that it might produce hazard.
Whether traversing an action to get away from castigation or insinuate an erroneous statement to induce or beguile, lying is still an art, in which if mastered, can be a very useful tool in life. It is functional because lies are used for many different purposes. But...
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