Journal of Philosophy 110 (1):33-60 (2013)

Authors
Andreas Stokke
Uppsala University
Abstract
The paper argues that the correct definition of lying is that to lie is to assert something one believes to be false, where assertion is understood in terms of the notion of the common ground of a conversation. It is shown that this definition makes the right predictions for a number of cases involving irony, joking, and false implicature. In addition, the proposed account does not assume that intending to deceive is a necessary condition on lying, and hence counts so-called bald-faced lies as lies
Keywords Analytic Philosophy  Contemporary Philosophy
Categories (categorize this paper)
Reprint years 2013
ISBN(s) 0022-362X
DOI 10.5840/jphil2013110144
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 62,577
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

Studies in the Way of Words.H. P. Grice - 1989 - Cambridge: Harvard University Press.
Literal Meaning.François Recanati - 2002 - Cambridge University Press.
Scorekeeping in a Language Game.David Lewis - 1979 - Journal of Philosophical Logic 8 (1):339--359.

View all 44 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

The Definition of Lying and Deception.James Edwin Mahon - 2015 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Linguistic Interventions and Transformative Communicative Disruption.Rachel Katharine Sterken - 2020 - In Herman Cappelen, David Plunkett & Alexis Burgess (eds.), Conceptual Engineering and Conceptual Ethics. Oxford: Oxford University Press. pp. 417-434.
Lying, Risk and Accuracy.Sam Fox Krauss - 2017 - Analysis 77 (4):726-734.

View all 48 citations / Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Bald-Faced Lies! Lying Without the Intent to Deceive.Roy Sorensen - 2007 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 88 (2):251-264.
What Is Lying.Don Fallis - 2009 - Journal of Philosophy 106 (1):29-56.
Lying and Deception.Don Fallis - 2010 - Philosophers' Imprint 10.
How to Deal with Lying.Rachel Lynette - 2008 - Powerkids Press.
Lying with Conditionals.Roy Sorensen - 2012 - Philosophical Quarterly 62 (249):820-832.
Lying and Intentions.Gary E. Jones - 1986 - Journal of Business Ethics 5 (4):347-349.
Lies and Dishonest Endorsements.Alexander R. Pruss - 2010 - Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 84:213-222.
On the Definition of Lying: A Reply to Jones and Revisions.Thomas L. Carson - 1988 - Journal of Business Ethics 7 (7):509-514.
Liar Liar.Thomas Carson - 2008 - International Journal of Applied Philosophy 22 (2):189-210.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2011-08-02

Total views
307 ( #29,499 of 2,446,658 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
21 ( #34,347 of 2,446,658 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes