THE CONCEPT OF LIES: DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSTICS
Ivanovo State University, Ivanovo
The paper presents a theoretical study of the phenomenon of lies, which, having a great subjective importance, affects the main value components of the personality, its social and moral system. Lies are often considered in close connection with morality within the truth as a fundamental moral category and special spiritual value. Consideration of lies as an independent phenomenon requires its differentiation from deception and untruth, the selection of essential characteristics of lies and definition of its field.
Keywords: lies, deception, untruth.