Essay on Self-Deception In Engineering Ethics

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Introduction

People intuitively have the desire to make things go their way even when they are being put through very difficult situation that require doing something or believing in something that could be out of their hands. They tend to overly hold favorable views of their abilities in such ways that support their views to the extent of self-deception. They allow themselves to believe that a false feeling, idea, or situation is true just so they can achieve a certain goal that they have in mind. This paper aims to define self-deception and how it differs from lying in addition to finding the relationship between self-deception and ethics through real life examples.

What Is Self-Deception?

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Liars intentionally choose to mislead the people that they lie to. In some cases, they might actually tell the truth but only when it helps them misleading that people that they intend to lie to. When people choose to lie, they do not notify people of their true intentions, which is to mislead. Nonetheless, the targets might be notified when someone is lying to them under certain circumstances but choose not to not to react to the action out of respect.
Concealment and falsification are considered to be techniques of lying as long as the one who is being lied to does not expect concealment. Honest people expect others to reveal all information related to the topic that is being discusses and that is not the case of deliberate concealment without notification. Liars always prefer concealment to falsification in acceptable situations for many reasons. One of the most important reasons is that they do not need to remember that story that they made up to support their lies. Another important reason is that when people detect that they are being lied to, and liars are being put on the spot, “they can always claim that they are about to say the truth, or that they did not reveal it because they were certain that the target knew what was going on” (Ekman, 1997).
Concealment differs from secrecy. The term secrecy is refers to “a situation in which notification is given about the intention not to reveal information. By calling something a secret we state out right not to

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