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The first dialogue, 'Controvert, or On the Lie,' examines the nature of lies and telling the truth and tests our . The world of human aspirations and the means by which we pursue them are explored further in the dialogues 'Architect,' 'Brilliance,' and 'Anarchy

The first dialogue, 'Controvert, or On the Lie,' examines the nature of lies and telling the truth and tests our assumptions regarding whether or when it might be appropriate to lie. Is it right to lie just for fun? Is a lie justified when speaking to a tyrant? . The world of human aspirations and the means by which we pursue them are explored further in the dialogues 'Architect,' 'Brilliance,' and 'Anarchy. The style emulates that of the Platonic dialogue, approaching serious moral questions in a conversational manner to appeal to both the general and the specialized reader.

Home Browse Books Book details, Controvert, or, on the Lie: And Other. Controvert, or, on the Lie: And Other Philosophical Dialogues. By Nicholas J. Pappas. Taking a quizzical, philosophical look at the conundrums life places before us, the author explores paradoxical situations in philosophical dialogues geared to stimulate thought and resonate with the reader's own experiences.

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He has been writing philosophical dialogues since 1999, as well as many short stories and poems. Nick has published more than ten books with Algora. The first dialogue, Controvert, Or on the Lie, examines the nature of lies and telling the truth and tests our assumptions regarding whether or when it might be appropriate to lie. Is it right to lie just for fun? Is a lie justified when speaking to a tyrant?

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Others dialogues pertain to contempt, architect, brilliance, ambition, and anarchy. He does not introduce, reference, or provide an index to the 12 dialogues presented here, intending that they stand alone and speak for themselves.

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In a style emulating that of the Platonic dialogue, the author approaches serious moral questions in a conversational manner that will appeal to both the general and the specialized reader. The first dialogue, “Controvert, Or on the Lie,” examines the nature of lies and telling “the truth” and tests our assumptions regarding whether or when it might be appropriate to lie. Is it right to lie just for fun? Is a lie justified when speaking to a tyrant? “Contempt” ponders many distinctions we assume exist but which we may not have considered very carefully, including those between what is good and what is contemptible, and shades of nuance between pity, love, and respect, and hate and fear. Can contempt be the key element of a fighting creed? Or is contempt itself contemptible? In “Ambition,” the characters debate the nature of this very human characteristic, its value as a passionate love of life that enables us to reach for the stars and its darker side as a destructive, self-centered drive to win adulation and assert our own good over that of others. Is ambition more than the love of praise? Must ambition be harnessed (and to what end?) or is it more powerful when left unchecked and allowed to flower into great accomplishments? The world of human aspirations and the means by which we pursue them are explored further in the dialogues “Architect,” “Brilliance,” and “Anarchy.” Using these specific threads the author weaves together a consideration of larger questions as well, including the inevitable competition between individual and society, and how to approach life for the maximum value.
Controvert, or On the Lie, and Other Philosophical Dialogues download epub
Humanities
Author: Nicholas Pappas
ISBN: 0875866522
Category: Other
Subcategory: Humanities
Language: English
Publisher: Algora Publishing (August 19, 2008)
Pages: 180 pages