A Lie is a communicated proposition that the communicator posits to be a true proposition even though they believe it to be a false proposition (with the intention to mislead then).
- It can (often) be a False Proposition.
- It be created by a Lying Act.
- a Barefaced Lie.
- a Big Lie.
- a Bluff.
- a Fabrication.
- a Deception.
- a Half Truth.
- a Joke.
- a Justified Belief.
- a Lemma.
- See: Bullshit Statement, Truth, Evasion (Ethics), Blame, Disinformation.
- (Wikipedia, 2015) ⇒ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/lie Retrieved:2015-11-30.
- A lie is a statement that is known or intended by its source to be misleading, inaccurate, or false. The practice of communicating lies is called lying, and a person who communicates a lie may be termed a liar. Lies may be employed to serve a variety of instrumental, interpersonal, or psychological functions for the individuals who use them. Generally, the term "lie" carries a negative connotation, and depending on the context a person who communicates a lie may be subject to social, legal, religious, or criminal sanctions. In certain situations, however, lying is permitted, expected, or even encouraged. Because believing and acting on false information can have serious consequences, scientists and others have attempted to develop reliable methods for distinguishing lies from true statements.
- : “A lie occurs any time you intentionally try to mislead someone ..."