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Honesty as a Virtue

Thomas L. Carson

in Lying and Deception: Theory and Practice

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199577415
eISBN:
9780191722813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577415.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Honesty is generally regarded as a cardinal virtue. In order to assess this conventional wisdom the chapter examines the arguments of several dissenters who reject it. Some argue that as lying and ... More


Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility

Ross Cranston (ed.)

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198259312
eISBN:
9780191681936
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198259312.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

Among members of the legal profession and judiciary throughout the world, there is a genuine concern with establishing and maintaining high ethical standards. It is not difficult to understand why ... More


International Monitors as Reinforcement

Judith G. Kelley

in Monitoring Democracy: When International Election Observation Works, and Why It Often Fails

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152776
eISBN:
9781400842520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152776.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter studies how international monitors may improve elections and when their efforts may be more likely to succeed or fail. It argues that monitors can indeed improve elections, but their ... More


The Difficulty with the Virtue of Honesty

Rachel Cohon

in Hume's Morality: Feeling and Fabrication

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199268443
eISBN:
9780191708565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268443.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter considers the problem of circularity that Hume claims to find when he attempts to analyze the character trait of honesty with respect to property. It offers an explanation of the paradox ... More


Truthfulness and Integrity (NE IV.7)

Howard J. Curzer

in Aristotle and the Virtues

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199693726
eISBN:
9780191738890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693726.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

At first glance, one might think that Aristotle’s account of truthfulness is an oddly truncated account of the virtue of honesty. But Aristotle disperses honesty among the other virtues. Honestly ... More


Respectability, Sex, and Status

ALEXANDRA SHEPARD

in Meanings of Manhood in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199299348
eISBN:
9780191716614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299348.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter revisits debates about the gendered components of reputation in early modern England in order to question the extent to which male and female honour was incommensurable in line with the ... More


Authenticity

Mike W. Martin

in Happiness and the Good Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199845217
eISBN:
9780199933068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199845217.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Be yourself, we are told, and happiness will follow. Discovering and developing our “authentic self” does indeed contribute to happiness by tapping into wellsprings of enjoyment and meaning. Yet ... More


Happily Self-Deceived

Mike W. Martin

in Happiness and the Good Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199845217
eISBN:
9780199933068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199845217.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Does illusion promote or diminish happiness? It might do either, depending on the situation. We are frequently mistaken about what will make us happy, and we can deceive ourselves about how happy we ... More


Honesty, Conflicts, and the Telling of History: More Case Studies

Thomas L. Carson

in Lying and Deception: Theory and Practice

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199577415
eISBN:
9780191722813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577415.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

The main thesis of this chapter is that deception and dishonesty can create or aggravate conflicts and sometimes lead to disastrous consequences and, that, therefore, this sort of deception and ... More


Questions of Trust

Neil MacCormick

in Practical Reason in Law and Morality

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780198268772
eISBN:
9780191713071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268772.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter considers the place of mutual trust in human engagements, both in relation to honesty and truthfulness in communication and in relation to good faith in contracts, promises, and the like.


Conflicts of Interest in Investment Services: The Price and Uncertain Impact of MiFID's Regulatory Framework

Luca Enriques

in Investor Protection in Europe: Corporate Law Making, The MiFID and Beyond

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199202911
eISBN:
9780191707964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202911.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

The Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) lays down organizational and conduct-of-business rules on conflicts of interest of investment firms and banks providing investment services. It ... More


The Chapter of Zulaykha

Barbara Freyer Stowasser

in Women in the Qur'an, Traditions, and Interpretation

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195111484
eISBN:
9780199853397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111484.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Among the many female characters that Qur'anic sacred history depicts for the faithful, the image of Joseph's mistress, the wife of his Egyptian master, stands out by its intricacy. In the story, the ... More


Honour and Honesty: The Heroic Ideal in Courtly Romance

Ad Putter

in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and French Arthurian Romance

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182535
eISBN:
9780191673825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182535.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter examines the presentation of the virtues of honour and honesty in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, which were considered the heroic ideal in courtly romance. It compares the honour and ... More


The Mask of Intimacy: Advertising and the Quality of Life 1

Avner Offer

in The Challenge of Affluence

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199216628
eISBN:
9780191696015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216628.003.0006
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter demonstrates how advertising balances its dependence on expectations of honesty with the temptation to deceive. Consumer choice is not entirely autonomous or authentic, due to the ... More


Constitutional Conscience: The Moral Dimension of Judicial Decision

H. Jefferson Powell

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226677255
eISBN:
9780226677309
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226677309.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

While many recent observers have accused American judges—especially Supreme Court justices—of being too driven by politics and ideology, others have argued that judges are justified in using their ... More


Conclusion

Laura Gowing

in Domestic Dangers: Women, Words, and Sex in Early Modern London

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207634
eISBN:
9780191677755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207634.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

In the civic world of late sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century London, moral discipline made the sexual and marital lives of women and men a public concern. The invocation of moral rules in ... More


Flutes and Unethical/Ethical Behavior

Dale A. Olsen

in World Flutelore: Folktales, Myths, and Other Stories of Magical Flute Power

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037887
eISBN:
9780252095146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037887.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter discusses flutes and both unethical and ethical behavior. Many of the folktales presented in this book can be interpreted as pertaining to unethical or ethical human behavior, even when ... More


Virtue, Self, and Other

Michael Slote

in From Morality to Virtue

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195093926
eISBN:
9780199833689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195093925.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

In commonsense terms, many traits count as virtues independently of the benefit they bring their possessors or others. For example, the courage to face the fact that one has cancer may actually make ... More


Candour

Paul Langford

in Englishness Identified: Manners and Character 1650–1850

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199246403
eISBN:
9780191697586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246403.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter discusses the openness and honesty of English people, which implies the presentation of self (affected by culture and conditions at that time) to society. It argues that for the English ... More


Don’t Buy It

Deepak Singh

in How May I Help You?: An Immigrant's Journey from MBA to Minimum Wage

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520293304
eISBN:
9780520966475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293304.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

In this chapter, the author talks a customer out of buying something he wanted. He did that not because he didn’t want the customer to buy, but because he didn’t know how to sell. The customer ... More


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