British Journal of Aesthetics 59 (3):289-304 (2019)

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Jessica Pepp
Uppsala University
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There is a clear intuitive difference between lying and attempting to mislead. Recent efforts to analyse this difference, and to define lying in ways that respect it, are motivated by the conviction that the difference is important or significant in some way. Traditionally, the importance of the lying-misleading distinction has been cashed out in moral terms, but this approach faces a number of challenges. The purpose of this paper is to suggest and develop a different way in which the lying-misleading distinction might be important: it might matter aesthetically. I propose that the aesthetic significance of the distinction inheres in a more prominent experienced disharmony in lying as compared with attempting to mislead.
Keywords lying-misleading distinction  lying  misleading  everyday aesthetics  implicature  deception
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DOI 10.1093/aesthj/ayz032
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