justify lying

In today’s society lying seems to be a pretty common thing to do, or at least when it seems to benefit us at the time. We see lying happening every day in social media, the news, at work, conversations with friends and family, etc.. So, what’s the big deal if everyone seems to be doing it, even if they are little lies?

Are some lies okay? Are some lies better than others? Are lies we tell children about Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny acceptable or are they on par with lying to an axe murder?

Identify the main ethical questions and considerations that come up with telling lies, evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the reasons for different positions one might hold, and come to a better understanding of deontological theory.

Minimum of 600 words