Volume 116, Issue 2, February 2019
Raphael van Riel
Lying beyond a Conversational Purpose
A Critique of Stokke's Assertion-Based Account of Lying
In this paper, I argue that a particular assertion-based account of lying, which rests on Stalnaker’s theory of assertions, proposed by Andreas Stokke, is both too broad and too narrow. I tentatively conclude that the account fails because lying does not necessarily involve a conversational purpose.