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The Liar's Tale: A History of Falsehood

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ISBN: 9780393323610    Publisher: WW Norton & Co Year of publishing: 2002     Format:  Paperback No of Pages: 368        
Lies are often so subtle, so deftly woven into easily acceptable truths, that we can fail to recognize them. In this volume, Jeremy Campbell argues that deception should no longer be seen as artificial...Read more
Lies are often so subtle, so deftly woven into easily acceptable truths, that we can fail to recognize them. In this volume, Jeremy Campbell argues that deception should no longer be seen as artificial or deviant, but as natural behaviour. Beginning with a study of deceit in the animal kingdom, Campbell asks the question of whether falsehood might in fact be instinctual. Guiding the reader through classical philosophy to more contemporary thinkers, Campbell links a multitude of disciplines and ideas.
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About the author: Jeremy Campbell
JEREMY CAMPBELL is the Washington correspondent for the Evening Standard and is the author of Grammatical Man.

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Review:
A detailed but also lucid gallop through the various ways western philosophy has wrestled with the slippery topic of truth." Financial Times "There are splendid features in [Campbell's] book......Read more
A detailed but also lucid gallop through the various ways western philosophy has wrestled with the slippery topic of truth." Financial Times "There are splendid features in [Campbell's] book... Some of his portraits of individual thinkers are brilliantly drawn, compellingly written." The Times "Lucid, intelligent, cleverly organised and encyclopedic." Times Literary Supplement (The Liar's Tale).
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