Lies are bad things, right? Honesty is the best policy; the truth will always come out, and lies will always catch up with you. Bear no false witness against your neighbour no matter how many times he leaves his rubbish in your garden.
The truth is, truth has its place. Lies have their places, too. As Dr House would say, “Everybody lies.” I lie, you lie, your government lies (no surprise there). But if we were to be truly moral, lying wouldn’t come into the equation. Not even to save someone’s life.
Too much truth can be dangerous too, though.
Posted in 100 Days, 100 Words, Musings, Philosophy
Tagged Games, House, Immanuel Kant, Moral philosophy, Philosophy, Philosophy of Logic, Truth, Truth Definitions
I watched an episode of House recently and I saw a couple of scenes where the great doctor juggled two balls, then played with a yo-yo.
I’ve always been the fidgety type, hence my need to refresh a web page constantly. Playing with pens, drip mats, coins and toothpicks on a regular basis has led me to believe that I need some sort of mental activity to go with my reflexive activity.
When I stayed in California, my friend Richard attempted to teach me how to juggle. The lesson didn’t last long because our time was cut short by dinner.
Dr Gregory House is an asshole, an arrogant, self-satisfied pain in the butt – and I can’t get enough of him. Not many shows make me want to sit down and view whole seasons all at once, but there’s something about the anti-hero that resonates with the writer in me.
Hugh Laurie’s award-winning portrayal of House notwithstanding, there’s more to his character and the show as a whole that causes me to think long and hard about it, even well into the early hours of the morning. Ethical issues come to mind and I will write more on this very soon.
Posted in 100 Days, 100 Words, Philosophy, Television
Tagged Ethics, Gregory House, health, House, HughLaurie, Medical shows, Philosophy, Television