The Definition of Lying and Deception

[Revised entry by James Edwin Mahon on June 30, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Questions central to the philosophical discussion of lying to others and other-deception (interpersonal
Philosophy News image
[Revised entry by James Edwin Mahon on June 30, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Questions central to the philosophical discussion of lying to others and other-deception (interpersonal deceiving) may be divided into two kinds. Questions of the first kind are definitional (or conceptual). They include the questions of how lying is to be defined, how deceiving is to be defined, and whether lying is always a form of deceiving. Questions of the second kind are normative (more particularly, moral). They include the questions of whether lying and...

Continue reading . . .

News source: Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

blog comments powered by Disqus