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Trust in Speech

In my last post, I discussed the issue of recklessness in speech. Some speech is such that it can cause a loss of trust. Gossip is a particularly good example of that. There are two issues related to trust in speech. The first is what trust is and how it can be lost. The second issue is whether or not a loss of trust in speech is unique to speech in some way. Trust may be applied to a particular a...

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 ...