Spinoza, Bad Faith, and Lying: A reply to John W. Bauer

Wassard Elea Rivista 1:115-121 (2013)
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In this article I argue that it is underdetermined what Spinoza is arguing for when he says in Proposition 72 of Part IV of the Ethics that (translated) "A free man never acts deceitfully, but always in good faith." In "Spinoza, Lying, and Acting in Good Faith," John Bauer has argued that Spinoza lays down an absolute moral prohibition never to lie.

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Bald-faced lies! Lying without the intent to deceive.Roy Sorensen - 2007 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 88 (2):251-264.
Can humans think?Roland Puccetti - 1966 - Analysis 26 (June):198-202.

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