The Research Seminar Series in Philosophy invites you to a seminar with Luise Mirow, "Expressive Lies?"
Abstract: In this talk, I will investigate the question whether expressivists can make sense of lying. Definitions of lying usually require an assertion that is believed to be false, and assertions require propositional content that is truth-evaluable. Expressivists, on the other hand, explain the meaning of statements by explaining the state of mind the speaker expresses with the statement. That is, expressivist content is not propositional, which – at least at first sight – is a problem if expressivists want to make sense of lying. If expressivists can make sense of lying, we might need to adapt existing definitions of lying. If expressivists cannot make sense of lying, we might have a good argument against expressivism.
All interested are welcome to participate in this seminar.
This seminar is held online in Zoom. Link for participation will be distributed by email to the seminar distribution list. If you wish to participate but are not on this list you can get the link by contacting Pär Sundström, see below.