Authors
Shlomo Cohen
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Abstract
The moral comparison of the three venues of deception—lying, falsely implicating, and nonverbal deception—is a central, ongoing debate in the ethics of deception. To date there has been no attempt to advance in the debate through experimental philosophy. Using methods of experimental economics, we devised a strategic game to test positions in the debate. Our article presents the experimental results and shows how philosophical analysis of the results allows drawing valid normative conclusions. Our conclusions testify against the dominant position in the debate—that lying is morally worse than all non-lying deceptions. They offer prima facie support to the view that the venue of deception makes no moral difference.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories No categories specified
(categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1017/apa.2020.33
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 70,163
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

Philosophical investigations.Ludwig Wittgenstein & G. E. M. Anscombe - 1953 - Revue Philosophique de la France Et de l'Etranger 161:124-124.
The Weirdest People in the World?Joseph Henrich, Steven J. Heine & Ara Norenzayan - 2010 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 33 (2-3):61-83.
The Foundations of Statistics.Leonard J. Savage - 1959 - Synthese 11 (1):86-89.
The Definition of Lying and Deception.James Edwin Mahon - 2015 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
The Intent to Deceive.Roderick M. Chisholm & Thomas D. Feehan - 1977 - Journal of Philosophy 74 (3):143-159.

View all 14 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Self-Deception.Frederick A. Siegler - 1963 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 41 (1):29-43.
Medicine, Lies and Deceptions.P. Benn - 2001 - Journal of Medical Ethics 27 (2):130-134.
On Lying and Deceiving.D. Bakhurst - 1992 - Journal of Medical Ethics 18 (2):63-66.
Approaching Self-Deception: How Robert Audi and I Part Company.Alfred Mele - 2010 - Consciousness and Cognition 19 (3):745-750.
The Duplicity of Online Behavior.Joseph Ulatowski - 2015 - In Berrin Beasley & Mitchell Haney (eds.), Social Media and Living Well. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books. pp. 31-43.
Directions and Beliefs of Self-Presentational Bias.David C. Funder - 2011 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 34 (1):23-23.
Have I Unmasked Self-Deception or Am I Self-Deceived?Alfred R. Mele - 2009 - In Clancy Martin (ed.), The Philosophy of Deception. Oxford University Press. pp. 260.
Lying and Deceiving Moral Choice in Public and Private Life.A. T. Nuyen - 1999 - International Journal of Applied Philosophy 13 (1):69-79.
Hypocrisy and Self‐Deception.Daniel Statman - 1997 - Philosophical Psychology 10 (1):57-75.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2022-04-08

Total views
3 ( #1,357,809 of 2,506,517 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
3 ( #209,726 of 2,506,517 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes