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Lying

Author : Lauren Slater
ISBN : 9780307830166
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"The beauty of Lauren Slater's prose is shocking," said Newsday about Welcome to My Country, and now, in this powerful and provocative new book, Slater brilliantly explores a mind, a body, and a life under siege. Diag-nosed as a child with a strange illness, brought up in a family given to fantasy and ambition, Lauren Slater developed seizures, auras, neurological disturbances--and an ability to lie. In Lying: A Metaphorical Memoir, Slater blends a coming-of-age story with an electrifying exploration of the nature of truth, and of whether it is ever possible to tell--or to know--the facts about a self, a human being, a life. Lying chronicles the doctors, the tests, the seizures, the family embarrassments, even as it explores a sensitive child's illness as both metaphor and a means of attention-getting--a human being's susceptibility to malady, and to storytelling as an act of healing and as part of the quest for love. This mesmerizing memoir openly questions the reliability of memoir itself, the trickiness of the mind in perceiving reality, the slippery nature of illness and diagnosis--the shifting perceptions and images of who we are and what, for God's sake, is the matter with us. In Lying, Lauren Slater forces us to redraw the boundary between what we know as fact and what we believe we create as fiction. Here a young woman discovers not only what plagues her but also what heals her--the birth of sensuality, her creativity as an artist--in a book that reaffirms how a fine writer can reveal what is common to us all in the course of telling her own unique story. About Welcome to My Country, the San Francisco Chronicle said, "Every page brims with beautifully rendered images of thoughts, feelings, emotional states." The same can be said about Lying: A Metaphorical Memoir.

Lying Game Und Raus Bist Du

Author : Sara Shepard
ISBN : 9783641073824
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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Ein Zwilling verschwindet – ein tödliches Spiel beginnt ... Kurz vor ihrem 18. Geburtstag macht Emma via Facebook eine überraschende Entdeckung: Sie hat eine eineiige Zwillingsschwester! Doch noch bevor sie Sutton treffen kann, erhält sie die mysteriöse Nachricht, dass ihre Schwester tot ist – und sie ihre Rolle übernehmen soll. Der Beginn eines gefährlichen Lügen-Spiels: Aus Emma wird Sutton, um herauszufinden, was wirklich geschehen ist. Dabei übernimmt sie nicht nur Suttons Leben als makelloses Upperclass- Girl, die teuflischen Glamour-Freundinnen und Boyfriend Garret – sondern gerät auch in tödliche Gefahr. Denn nur der Mörder weiß, dass Emma nicht Sutton ist ...

Lying Game Weg Bist Du Noch Lange Nicht

Author : Sara Shepard
ISBN : 9783641081683
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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Sie sucht den Mörder ihrer Zwillingsschwester ... »Sutton ist tot. Sag es niemandem. Spiel weiter mit ... Oder du bist als Nächste dran.« Emma Paxton hat das Leben ihrer toten Zwillingsschwester Sutton übernommen. Sie will herausfinden, wer Sutton ermordet hat. Allein der Mörder kennt ihr Geheimnis – schon einmal ist Emma knapp einem Mordanschlag entkommen. Verdächtige: Suttons Freunde, Suttons Schwester, die halbe Welt. Auf der Suche nach der Wahrheit stößt Emma immer wieder auf die dunkle Vergangenheit ihrer Schwester. Was hat es mit dem mysteriösen LYING GAME auf sich? Bei welchem bösen Spiel ist Sutton zu weit gegangen? Emma vertraut niemandem außer Ethan – dem Jungen, der ihr Geheimnis längst durchschaut hat ...

Cultures Of Lying

Author : Jochen Mecke
ISBN : 3931397580
Genre : Deception
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Lying Misleading And What Is Said

Author : Jennifer Mather Saul
ISBN : 9780199603688
Genre : Philosophy
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Many people find it natural to think that deceiving someone in a way that avoids lying--by merely misleading--is morally preferable to simply lying. Others think that this preference is deeply misguided. But all sides agree that there is a distinction. Jennifer Saul undertakes a close examination of the lying/misleading distinction. She begins by using this very intuitive distinction to shed new light on entrenched debates in philosophy of language over notionslike what is said. Next, she tackles the puzzling but widespread moral preference for misleading over lying, and arrives at a new view regarding the moral significance of the distinction. Finally, Saul draws her conclusions together to examine a range of historically important and interesting cases.

Lying

Author : Paul J. Griffiths
ISBN : 9781608994915
Genre : Religion
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Most people would agree that compulsive lying is a "sickness." In his provocative Lying, Paul Griffiths suggests that consistent truth telling might evoke a similar response. After all, isn't unremitting honesty often associated with stupidity, insanity, and fanatical sainthood? Drawing from Augustine's writings, and contrasting them with the work of other Christian and non-Christian thinkers, Griffiths deals with the two great questions concerning lying: What is it to lie? When, if ever, should or may a lie be told? Examining Augustine's answers to these questions, Griffiths grapples with the difficulty of those answers while rendering them more accessible. With rhetorical savvy Augustine himself would applaud, Griffiths aims to "seduce" rather than argue his readers into agreement with Augustine. Augustine's historically significant, characteristically Christian, and undeniably radical thoughts on lying ignite Griffiths's searching discussion of this challenging and crucial topic. Marvelously erudite and energetic, Lying will draw Augustine enthusiasts, students of ethics, and anyone who is committed to living a more honest life.

Playing The Lying Game

Author : Gini Graham Scott
ISBN : 9780313383519
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Whether it's in business or politics, between friends, inside a family, or within intimate relationships, lies abound. This book examines who lies and why, identifies six types of lies and liars, and suggests how to protect yourself from manipulation. * Includes a Lie-Q Test, so readers can see how lie-savvy they are * Presents vignettes to illustrate the six major types of liars

Lying

Author : Catherine Rondina
ISBN : 1550289063
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Discusses lying, what it is (including sample scenarios), myths about it, the difference between lying and withholding, how to stop lying, how to deal with being lied to, and how to tell when someone is lying.

The Habit Of Lying

Author : John Vignaux Smyth
ISBN : 9780822383741
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Lying appears to be ubiquitous, what Franz Kafka called "a universal principle”; yet, despite a number of recent books on the subject, it has been given comparatively little genuinely systematic attention by philosophers, social scientists, or even literary theorists. In The Habit of Lying John Vignaux Smyth examines three forms of falsification—lying, concealment, and fiction—and makes a strong critique of traditional approaches to each of them, and, above all, to the relations among them. With recourse to Rene Girard, Paul de Man, Theodor Adorno, Leo Strauss, and other theoreticians not usually considered together, Smyth arrives at some surprising conclusions about the connections between lying, mimesis, sacrifice, sadomasochism, and the sacred, among other central subjects. Arguing that the relation between lying and truthtelling has been characterized in the West by sharply sacrificial features, he begins with a critique of the philosophies of lying espoused by Kant and Sissela Bok, then concludes that the problem of truth and lies leads to the further problem of the relation between law and arbitrariness as well as to the relation between rationality and unanimity. Constructively criticizing the work of such philosophers as Bertrand Russell, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Richard Rorty, and Nelson Goodman, Smyth shows how these problems occur comparably in fiction theory and how Paul de Man’s definition of fiction as arbitrariness finds confirmation in analytic philosophy. Through the novels of Defoe, Stendhal, and Beckett—with topics ranging from Defoe’s treatment of lies, fiction, and obscenity to Beckett’s treatment of the anus and the sacred—Smyth demonstrates how these texts generalize the issues of mendacity, concealment, and sacrificial arbitrariness in Girard’s sense to almost every aspect of experience, fiction theory, and cultural life. The final section of the book, taking its cue from Shakespeare, elaborates a sacrificial view of the history of fashion and dress concealment.

The Lying Stones

Author : Johann Bartholomäus Adam Beringer
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