The Bad Faith of Jean-Paul Sartre
Deception, Self-Deception, and Revelation
We give much lip service to the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. But in practice much polite conversation involves polite fictions. We may talk about how much we love the truth, but when we ask “am I getting fat?” more often than not we’re looking for reassurances to the contrary rather than comments that our waistline has grown like t…
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