Two Perspectives on Lying

Imagine getting knocks on your door one evening when you aren’t expecting guests. You open the door to see a wild-eyed and dishevelled figure staring at you through the gate. It’s a friend of yours and from the frantic words sputtering out of him you discover he’s being pursued. He was attacked outside his residence but managed to give his assailant the slip. Now he wants to seek refuge in your apartment while the police are called in. You quickly let him in and get him settled in the guest room. Soon after doing so, you hear ominous raps against your door. This time, you open the door to an angry person brandishing a pistol and demanding to know your friend’s whereabouts. You figure he’s your friend’s assailant. What do you do? Continue reading “Two Perspectives on Lying”