Mistakes can be made in both personal and official accounts of past events and experiences; lies can be told. We know that stories about the past have many functions besides truth-telling: but we still often care deeply that our sense of what has happened should be accurate. The dawning realisation that we have been deceived about past events by those in authority, or that we have been deceiving ourselves about our actions or motivations, often raises strong or troubling emotions.
|Title of host publication||Proof and truth|
|Subtitle of host publication||the humanist as expert|
|Editors||Iain McCalman, Ann McGrath|
|Place of Publication||Canberra, Australia|
|Publisher||The Australian Academy of the Humanities|
|Number of pages||19|
|Publication status||Published - 2003|