James Mahon
Lehman College (CUNY)
In this article I consider six definitions of deceiving (that is, other-deceiving, as opposed to self-deceiving) from Lily-Marlene Russow, Sissela Bok, OED/Webster's dictionary, Leonard Linsky, Roderick Chisholm and Thomas Feehan, and Gary Fuller, and reject them all, in favor of a modified version of a rejected definition (Fuller). I also defend this definition from a possible objection from Annette Barnes. According to this new definition, deceiving is necessarily intentional, requires that the deceived person acquires or continues to have a false belief, and must involve the agency of the deceived person; furthermore, the deceiver must know or truly believe that the false belief that the deceived person acquires or continues to have is false.
Keywords Deception  Lies  Sissela Bok  Roderick Chisholm  Thomas Feehan  Leonard Linsky  Gary Fuller  Annette Barnes  Lily-Marlene Russow  Green
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DOI 10.5840/ijap20072124
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