The Definition of Lying

@inproceedings{Carson2006TheDO,
  title={The Definition of Lying},
  author={Thomas L. Carson},
  year={2006}
}
Few moral questions have greater bearing on the conduct of our everyday lives than questions about the morality of lying. These questions are also important for ethical theory. An important test of any theory of right and wrong is whether it gives an adequate account of the morality of lying. Conceptual questions about the nature of lying are prior to questions about the moral status of lying. Any theory about the moral status of lying presupposes an account of what lying is. This paper… CONTINUE READING

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