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Logos & Episteme

Volume 4, Issue 2, 2013

Fernando Broncano-Berrocal
Pages 227-230
DOI: 10.5840/logos-episteme20134229

Lies and Deception: A Failed Reconciliation

The traditional view of lying says that lying is a matter of intending to deceive others by making statements that one believes to be false. Jennifer Lackey has recently defended the following version of the traditional view: A lies to B just in case (i) A states that p to B, (ii) A believes that p is false and (iii) A intends to be deceptive to B in stating that p. I argue that, despite all the virtues that Lackey ascribes to her view, conditions (i), (ii) and (iii) are not sufficient for lying.

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