David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Analysis 72 (1):3-9 (2012)
The view that lying is morally worse than merely misleading is a very natural one, which has had many prominent defenders. Nonetheless, here I will argue that it is misguided: holding all else fixed, acts of mere misleading are not morally preferable to acts of lying, and successful lying is not morally worse than merely deliberately misleading. In fact, except in certain very special contexts, I will suggest that – when faced with a felt need to deceive – we might as well just go ahead and lie
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
No categories specified
(categorize this paper)
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Andreas Stokke (2013). Lying, Deceiving, and Misleading. Philosophy Compass 8 (4):348-359.
Similar books and articles
Gini Graham Scott (2010). Playing the Lying Game: Detecting and Dealing with Lies and Liars, From Occasional Fibbers to Frequent Fabricators. Praeger.
Don Fallis (2010). Lying and Deception. Philosophers' Imprint 10 (11).
Rachel Lynette (2009). How to Deal with Lying. Powerkids Press.
Roy Sorensen (2012). Lying with Conditionals. Philosophical Quarterly 62 (249):820-832.
Alan Strudler (2010). The Distinctive Wrong in Lying. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 13 (2):171 - 179.
Thomas L. Carson (1988). On the Definition of Lying: A Reply to Jones and Revisions. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 7 (7):509 - 514.
Don Fallis (2009). What Is Lying? Journal of Philosophy 106 (1):29-56.
Adam J. Arico & Don Fallis (2013). Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics: An Empirical Investigation of the Concept of Lying. Philosophical Psychology 26 (6):790 - 816.
Gary E. Jones (1986). Lying and Intentions. Journal of Business Ethics 5 (4):347 - 349.
Shahrar Ali (2011). Why Shouldn't I Lie? Ten Preliminaries. Ethical Record 116 (10):6-10.
Andreas Stokke (2013). Lying and Asserting. Journal of Philosophy 110 (1):33-60.
Helga Varden (2010). Kant and Lying to the Murderer at the Door . . . One More Time: Kant's Legal Philosophy and Lies to Murderers and Nazis. Journal of Social Philosophy 41 (4):403-4211.
Added to index2011-12-09
Total downloads46 ( #38,512 of 1,100,084 )
Recent downloads (6 months)12 ( #18,990 of 1,100,084 )
How can I increase my downloads?