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Lying: Language, Knowledge, Ethics, and Politics

Eliot Michaelson and Andreas Stokke


Lying: Language, Knowledge, Ethics, and Politics is the first dedicated collection of philosophical essays on the emerging topic of lying. While philosophers have been thinking about lying for several thousand years, only recently has this topic emerged as a sustained locus of inquiry, one which has proved equally of interest to philosophers of language, epistemologists, ethicists, and political philosophers. The essays in this volume embrace the inter-subdisciplinary nature of this topic, breaking new methodological ground in exploring the ways that a better understanding of language can info ... More

Keywords: lying, language, knowledge, ethics, politics

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Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198743965
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198743965.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Eliot Michaelson, editor
Lecturer, King's College London

Andreas Stokke, editor
Pro Futura Scientia Fellow/Senior Lecturer, Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study/Department of Philosophy, Uppsala University

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Eliot Michaelson and Andreas Stokke

Part I Language

Part II Knowledge

6 Bullshit Production

Olav Gjelsvik

Part III Ethics

8 Secrets vs. Lies

James Edwin Mahon

10 Lying Among Friends

Jorah Dannenberg

Part IV Politics

11 Coercion and Lies

Katherine Hawley

13 Group Lies

Jennifer Lackey

Part V Appendix

15 Lying and Misleading

Jonathan E. Adler†

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