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Title Lying : language, knowledge, ethics, and politics / edited by Eliot Michaelson and Andreas Stokke
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2018
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Series Engaging philosophy
Engaging philosophy
Contents Introduction -- Part I : Language -- Part II : Knowledge -- Part III : Ethics -- Part IV : Politics -- Part V : Appendix
Summary Lying: Language, Knowledge, Ethics, and Politics is the first dedicated collection of philosophical essays on the emerging topic of lying. While philosophers have been thinking about lying for several thousand years, only recently has this topic emerged as a sustained locus of inquiry, one which has proved equally of interest to philosophers of language, epistemologists, ethicists, and political philosophers. The essays in this volume embrace the inter-subdisciplinary nature of this topic, breaking new methodological ground in exploring the ways that a better understanding of language can inform the study of knowledge, ethics, or politics - and vice versa. Some of the more specific questions explored in this volume include: How can we lie when it is unclear what exactly we believe, or when we have contradictory beliefs? Can corporations lie, and if so how? Is lying always wrong, or always at least prima facie wrong? What can one learn from a liar? And can we lie to mindless machines?
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed October 11, 2018)
Subject Honesty
Language and ethics
Truthfulness and falsehood -- Philosophy
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS -- Interpersonal Relations.
Language and ethics.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0191061514 (electronic bk.)
0191866792 (electronic bk.)
9780191061516 (electronic bk.)
9780191866791 (electronic bk.)