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So you think telling the truth boils down to a simple rule?,
This review is from: The Liar's Tale: A History of Falsehood (Hardcover)
I loved this book. Thankfully it's also quite serious and clearly written. If you think telling the truth is simple, reconsider. Campbell's book takes us through 2,500 years of analysis of a seemingly simple problem, beginning of course with the ancient Greeks and ending on today's scientist's bench. Much of the identification of the human concept of truth doesn't necessarily begin with Free Will but lies both in the natural structure of language and evolution. I was surprised to find how near 19th Century German philosophers came to identifying present day evolutionary psychology.