This chapter offers “a genealogy on deceit in war and trade”. It starts with deceit in Ovid and the Old Testament and works its way all the way up to the present day, considering the deceptions of such famous tricksters as Odysseus, David, the Vikings, Machiavelli, William the Conqueror, even Montaigne. It then considers the practices of some famous deceivers in contemporary business culture, such as Bernie Ebbers, Dennis Koslowski, and Kenneth Lay.
Publication Information & Recommended Citation
Miller, William I. "Deceit in War and Trade." In The Philosophy of Deception, edited by C.Martin, 49-66. New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2009. DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327939.003.0004