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Title: The Ethics of Lying in Contemporary Moral Theology
Subtitle: Strategies for Stimulating the Discussion
Author(s): FLEMING, Julia
Journal: Louvain Studies
Volume: 24    Issue: 1   Date: spring 1999   
Pages: 57-71
DOI: 10.2143/LS.24.1.542133

Abstract :
Lying deserves more attention than it typically receives from contemporary moral theology. Few ethical problems are more pervasive: falsehood marks every sphere of human interaction, and functions as a tool (or a weapon) for both the powerful and the powerless. Mendacity is the instrument of doctor and patient, researcher and subject, teacher and student, employer and employee – even parent and child. As such, it straddles the artificial boundaries between personal and social ethics.

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