…bad and the world would be a better place if less people lied. I think most people agree with that. However, unless you’re Immanuel Kant, a thoughtful but certainly opinionated German philosopher that believed lying was unacceptable and impermissible in any circumstance, most would say that in certain cases lying is acceptable and perhaps even good.
Yup. According to Kant, if a murder knocks on your door and asks for your best friend because he’s looking to kill him, you must tell the truth (even if it results in your BFF’s death). It’s your “moral obligation.”
Philosophy is rough.