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Recklessness in Speech

In my previous post, I discussed three elements that make for poor speech. One of these was recklessness. Recklessness is simply a lack of wisdom. There are two particular issues that need to be discussed in relation to speech in particular. The first is whether or not reckless speech is a particular kind of speech. The second issue is the relationship of recklessness to the virtue that it is a vi...

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 ...