How the truth can make a great lie: An empirical investigation of the folk concept of lying by falsely implicating
This paper presents three experiments which show that people’s concept of lying is not about what is said, butAbout what is implied by saying it that way, and demonstrates that if a speaker implies something misleading, even by saying something semantically true, it is still considered lying.
True lies and Moorean redundancy
According to the subjective view of lying, speakers can lie by asserting a true proposition, as long as they believe this proposition to be false. This view contrasts with the objective view,…
Can a question be a lie? An empirical investigation
- PhilosophyErgo an Open Access Journal of Philosophy
In several recent papers and a monograph, Andreas Stokke argues that questions can be misleading, but that they cannot be lies. The aim of this paper is to show that ordinary speakers disagree. We…
Should I say that? An experimental investigation of the norm of assertion
No need for an intention to deceive? Challenging the traditional definition of lying
- Philosophy, Psychology
Abstract According to the traditional definition of lying, somebody lies if he or she makes a believed-false statement with the intention to deceive. The traditional definition has recently been…
Lying, fast and slow
Five behavioral experiments that use a novel range of behavioral measures to address whether there is a relationship between a statement’s truth-value and whether it counts as a lie are reported, finding evidence of a relationship.
This paper introduces and argues for the hypothesis that judgments of testimonial worth (that is, judgments of the quality of character an agent displays when testifying) are central to our practice…
Lying, speech acts, and commitment
Not every speech act can be a lie. A good definition of lying should be able to draw the right distinctions between speech acts (like promises, assertions, and oaths) that can be lies and speech acts…
Lying: Knowledge or belief?
- PhilosophyPhilosophical Studies
A new definition of lying is gaining traction, according to which you lie only if you say what you know to be false. Drawing inspiration from “New Evil Demon” scenarios, I present a battery of…
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Lying and truth-telling in children: from concept to action.
- PsychologyChild development
Children's sociomoral knowledge about lying was significantly related to their actual behaviors, particularly when children's rationales underlying their moral judgments were consistent with their motives for actual lie- or truth-telling in the politeness situation.
Detecting Lies and Deceit: Pitfalls and Opportunities
Detecting Lies and Deceit provides the most comprehensive review of deception to date. This revised edition provides an up-to-date account of deception research and discusses the working and efficacy…
Experimental Pragmatics: a Gricean turn in the study of language
- PhilosophyTrends in Cognitive Sciences