Deception: From Ancient Empires to Internet Dating [Book Review]

Philosophy in Review 32 (4):275-278 (2012)
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James Mahon
Lehman College (CUNY)
Abstract
In this review of Brooke Harrington's edited collection of essays on deception, written by people from different disciplines and giving us a good "status report" on what various disciplines have to say about deception and lying, I reject social psychologist Mark Frank's taxonomy of passive deception, active consensual deception, and active non-consensual deception (active consensual deception is not deception), as well as his definition of deception as "anything that misleads another for some gain" ("for gain" is a reason for engaging in deception, not part of its definition). I also take issue with management professor Guido Mollering's claim that all deception involves a violation of trust.
Keywords deception  lying  internet dating  palter  lie  deceive  trust  digital deception  Mark Frank  Guido Mollering
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