Analysis 81 (1):46-52 (2021)

Andrew Sneddon
University of Ottawa
An array of new cases of lies is presented in support of the idea that lying does not require an intention to be deceptive. The crucial feature of these cases is that the agents who lie have some sort of motivation to lie alternative to an intention to be deceptive. Such alternative motivation comes in multiple varieties, such that we should think that the possibility of lying without an intention to be deceptive is common.
Keywords lies  motivation  Harry Frankfurt
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DOI 10.1093/analys/anaa027
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