Deception and Lies
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The paper discusses how Schermer (2007) indicates that deception is the intention of making someone else believe something that is not true without "uttering a falsehood" (p. 13). The paper describes how Schermer (2007) goes on to indicate that the use of the device could be viewed as deceptive because when it is used the nurse must convince the demented patient that someone is on the phone when in actuality they are not (p. 13). The paper explains that this practice becomes deceptive, rather than a lie, depending on the wording that is used to entice the patient to use the phone. The paper offers the example that the nurse might state that the patient should listen to the phone, which is not a lie, but the voice that is heard is also not in real time, and is recorded, however, since the patient will most likely assume that the voice is real and respond to it, the practice becomes deceptive because the voice is not real and no actual conversation is taking place. The paper notes, however, that if the nurse stated that there was a specific relative on the phone, Schermer (2007) indicates that this would be a lie because there is only the recorded voice and not the actual person on the other end of the line (p. 14). The paper shows how overall, the device is deceptive because it is the intention of the nurse to prompt the person to use the phone and have a conversation with someone who is not there.
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