Lying despite telling the truth

In their inspiring paper, Angelo and John Turri (Cognition 2015; Post on this blog) presented empirical evidence for the claim that lying requires falsity (“objective view”). In our paper, we argue
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In their  inspiring paper, Angelo and John Turri (Cognition 2015; Post on this blog) presented empirical evidence for the claim that lying requires falsity (“objective view”). In our paper, we argue that the presented evidence might be consistent with the standard subjective view (not requiring falsity) if conversational pragmatics is taken into account (Paper). We used the same scenario as Turri and Turri and replicated, amongst others, their finding of their second Experiment. Here is the scenario, the question mode, and the results:Jacob’s friend Mary recently posted information on the internet that will alert the public to serious government corruption. Soon some federal agents visit Jacob and ask where Mary is in order to detain her. Jacob thinks that Mary is at her brother’s house, so he tells the agents, ‘‘She is at the grocery store.’’ In fact, Mary is at the grocery store.Choose the option that better describes Jacob in the story. When Jacob spoke to the agents about Mary’s. . .

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