Lying and Deceiving

November 13, 2015 - November 14, 2015
Institute of Philosophy, School of Advanced Study, University of London

3rd Floor, room 349
Malet Street
London WC1E7HU
United Kingdom


  • Institute of Philosophy, School of Advanced Studies
  • Kings Collage London


Paul Faulker
University of Sheffield
University of Maryland, College Park
James Mahon
CUNY, Lehman College
Jessica Pepp
Rachel Sterken
Andreas Stokke
Umeå University
Jonas Åkerman
Stockholm University


Eliot Michaelson

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Lying and deception have long been known to be pertinent to a wide variety of philosophical projects: from understanding interpersonal relationships and the function of political bodies to explicating the connection between knowledge and language.  Recent work on each of these topics has often relied on certain presuppositions about the nature of lying and deception which are themselves very much open to question.  This conference aims to bring together philosophers working on each of these varied projects, to see where these philosophers share working assumptions about the nature of lying, where their assumptions diverge, and to discover precisely how this matters for a variety of philosophical questions.

This event is supported by King's Collage London and the Institute of Philosophy, SAS.

Day 1

Rachel Sterken: Amelioration, Meaning Change and Deception (Chair: David Owens)

Hallie Liberto: Deception, Intentions, and Sexual Consent (Chair: Sarah Fine)

Jonas Akerman (joint work with Brent Strickland): Ordinary Speaker’s Judgements on Lying, Misleading and What is Said (Chair: Nat Hansen)

Jennifer Lackey: Group Lies (Chair: Amanda Greene)


Day 2

Paul Faulkner: Friendship and Bare-Faced Lies (Chair: Corine Besson)

Andreas Stokke; Abusing Communication: The Wrong in Insincere Speech (Chair: Nick Jones)

James Mahon: Assertion and Lying (Chair: Maria Alvarez)

Jessica Pepp: Truth Serum, Liar Serum, and Some Problems about Saying what You Think is False (Chair: Alex Grzankowski)

FREE ATTENDANCE but please register at the link below. You only need to register for 1 day of the conference to attend either or both days.

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November 13, 2015, 4:00am BST

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