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What Wrong Speech Distorts

In my last post, I determined that harmful speech was not a wrong act unique in any sense to speech. This leaves lying, deception, promise-breaking and gossip as wrong actions. As of now, these items are simply a list of (potentially) wrong actions. In order to determine when these acts are wrong, we need to understand why they are wrong. Lying and deception may be wrong for many reasons, but the ...

Speech and Immorality

Speech is naturally used to communicate to other people. But not all communications to other people are valuable. Some kinds of speech are wrong by their very nature. There are five ways that speech may go wrong: by lying, deception, gossip, harm and rash promises. One of the ways in which speech may go wrong is by lying. Lying is deliberately telling something that we believe to be false. Since s...