DoubleChecks wrote:c3pO4 wrote:Friends, the ethical problem here is brutally simple:
Whatever the reason to lie in this situation may be, that same reason is why lying is unethical.
If lying wouldn't help the situation, then you wouldn't lie. If you are lying, it's to gain an unethical advantage. The reason it's unethical is because you have to be dishonest in order to achieve this advantage.
Advantage achieved by dishonesty = unethical.
But you're forgetting situations in where a person perceives a lie to be advantageous when in reality it is not. I am not saying that is the situation here (separate issue), but those do exist. Furthermore, has anyone in this thread argued that lying is ethical?
Sure, I'll argue that.
Ethics are considered to be a subjective field. Thus, I can argue anything I like.