Evasion (ethics)

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In ethics, evasion is an act that deceives by stating a true statement that is irrelevant or leads to a false conclusion.wikipedia
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Equivocation

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Evasions are closely related to equivocations and mental reservations; indeed, some statements fall under both descriptions.
Evasion (ethics)

Mental reservation

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Evasions are closely related to equivocations and mental reservations; indeed, some statements fall under both descriptions.
Evasion (ethics)

Begging the question

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Begging the question
In modern vernacular usage, "begging the question" is often used to mean "raising the question" or "dodging the question".

Loaded question

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A false accusation of question dodging can sometimes be made as a disingenuous tactic in debate, in the informal fallacy of the loaded question.
However, the asker is likely to respond by accusing the one who answers of dodging the question.

Non-denial denial

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Non-denial denial
It is a case in which words that are literally true are used to convey a false impression; analysis of whether or when such behavior constitutes lying is a long-standing issue in ethics.

Non-apology apology

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Non-apology apology
Evasion (ethics)

Ethics

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In ethics, evasion is an act that deceives by stating a true statement that is irrelevant or leads to a false conclusion.

Question

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Question dodging is a rhetorical technique involving the intentional avoidance of answering a question.

Interrogation

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This may occur when the person questioned either does not know the answer and wants to avoid embarrassment, or when the person is being interrogated or questioned in debate, and wants to avoid giving a direct response.

Debate

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This may occur when the person questioned either does not know the answer and wants to avoid embarrassment, or when the person is being interrogated or questioned in debate, and wants to avoid giving a direct response.

Richard J. Daley

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Overt question dodging can sometimes be employed humorously, in order to sidestep giving a public answer in a political discussion: when a reporter asked Mayor Richard J. Daley why Hubert Humphrey had lost the state of Illinois in the 1968 presidential election, Daley replied "He lost it because he didn't get enough votes."

Hubert Humphrey

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Overt question dodging can sometimes be employed humorously, in order to sidestep giving a public answer in a political discussion: when a reporter asked Mayor Richard J. Daley why Hubert Humphrey had lost the state of Illinois in the 1968 presidential election, Daley replied "He lost it because he didn't get enough votes."

1968 United States presidential election

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Overt question dodging can sometimes be employed humorously, in order to sidestep giving a public answer in a political discussion: when a reporter asked Mayor Richard J. Daley why Hubert Humphrey had lost the state of Illinois in the 1968 presidential election, Daley replied "He lost it because he didn't get enough votes."

Fallacy

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A false accusation of question dodging can sometimes be made as a disingenuous tactic in debate, in the informal fallacy of the loaded question.

Face (sociological concept)

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In the context of political discourse, evasion is a technique of equivocation that is important for face management.

False premise

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9) "the question is based on a false premise"

Anger

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Evasiveness, such as turning one's back in a crisis, avoiding conflict, not arguing back, becoming phobic.

Half-truth

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The statement might be partly true, the statement may be totally true but only part of the whole truth, or it may use some deceptive element, such as improper punctuation, or double meaning, especially if the intent is to deceive, evade, blame or misrepresent the truth.

Lie

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The statement might be partly true, the statement may be totally true but only part of the whole truth, or it may employ some deceptive element, such as improper punctuation, or double meaning, especially if the intent is to deceive, evade, blame or misrepresent the truth.

The Velvet Rope

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Why am I acting out in this way?" She had suppressed various traumas throughout her adolescence and early adulthood, using evasion tactics to prevent thoughts from surfacing. She also recalled feeling unaccepted and ostracized for her skin color. She was persistently haunted by a memory of a school teacher intensely scolding her, causing her classmates to erupt in laughter. "Oh, God, it sounds so stupid.

Psychological manipulation

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Evasion: Similar to diversion but giving irrelevant, rambling, vague responses, weasel words.

Evasion

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The statement might be partly true, the statement may be totally true but only part of the whole truth, or it may employ some deceptive element, such as improper punctuation, or double meaning, especially if the intent is to deceive, evade, blame, or misrepresent the truth.

Outline of ethics

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Evasion (ethics)