Born Liars: Why We Can't Live Without Deceit

In Born Liars, Ian Leslie takes the reader on an exhilarating tour of ideas that brings the latest news about deception back from the frontiers of psychology, neuroscience, and philosophy, and explores the role played by lies - both black and white - in our childhoods, our careers, and our health, as well as in advertising, politics, sport and war. Drawing on thinkers as varied as Augustine, Charles Darwin, Sigmund Freud and Joni Mitchell, the author argues that, far from being a bug in the human software, lying is central to who we are; that we cannot understand ourselves without first understanding the dynamics of deceit. After reading Born Liars you'll never think about lies - or life - in quite the same way again.show more

Product Overview
ISBN 9781849164252
Categories BX, Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction: Personal Development, Reference, WBD
Author(s) Ian Leslie
Publisher Quercus Publishing
Pages 352
Format Paperback
Dimensions 17.4cm x 2.6cm x 19.7cm
Weight 0.27 kg
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