Volume 8, Issue 4 p. 348-359

Lying, Deceiving, and Misleading

Andreas Stokke

Andreas Stokke

University of Lisbon

University of Oslo

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First published: 13 March 2013
Citations: 32


This article discusses recent work on lying and its relation to deceiving and misleading. Two new developments in this area are considered: first, the acknowledgment of the phenomenon of lying without the intent to deceive (so called ‘bald-faced lies’), and second, recent work on the distinction between lying and merely misleading. Both are discussed in relation to topics in philosophy of language, the epistemology of testimony, and ethics. Critical surveys of recent theories are offered and challenges and open questions for further research are indicated.