This article defends the view that liars need not intend to deceive.
I present common objections to this view in detail and then propose a case of a
liar who can lie but who cannot deceive in any relevant sense. I then modify this
case to get a situation in which this person lies intending to tell his hearer the truth
and he does this by way of getting the hearer to recognize his intention to tell the
truth by lying. This case, and further cases that I develop from it, demonstrate
that lying without the intention to deceive is possible.