Compact Course

Lying and Misleading

Monday, 2023/02/13 - Friday, 2023/02/17

Guido Löhrer

Lying and misleading (roughly, making the addressee of a disingenuous claim believe something that one believes to be false, or making the addressee falsely conventionally implicate something that one believes to be false) are species of insincerity. In the course, we will deal with typological and moral philosophical questions concerning both phenomena. How can lying and misleading be adequately characterized and distinguished? What is their moral valence? Does misleading always have a moral advantage (prima facie or all things considered) over lying? Is it appropriate to use the typology to determine their rightness and wrongness? What happens when lies and misleading appear en masse and are used propagandistically?

Event organizer: PLEP Master
Speaker: PD Dr. Guido Löhrer
Date: 2023/02/13 - 2023/02/17
Time: 10:00 - 16:00
Locality: F011
Lerchenweg 36
3012 Bern
Characteristics: not open to the public