The Oxford Handbook of Lying
The Oxford Handbook of Lying

The Oxford Handbook of Lying

by Jorg Meibauer (Editor)


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This handbook brings together past and current research on all aspects of lying and deception, with chapters contributed by leading international experts in the field. We are confronted daily with cases of lying, deception, bullshitting, and 'fake news', making it imperative to understand how lying works, how it can be defined, and whether it can be detected. A further important issue is whether lying should always be considered a bad thing or if, in some cases, it is simply a useful instrument of human cognition. This volume is the first to offer a comprehensive and up-to-date exploration of these and other issues from the combined perspectives of linguistics, philosophy, and psychology. Chapters offer precise definitions of lying and its subtypes, and outline the range of fields in which lying and deception play a role, from empirical lie detection and the acquisition of lying to its role in fiction, metaphor, and humour. They also describe the tools and approaches that are used by scholars researching lying and deception, such as questionnaire studies, EEG, neuroimaging, and the polygraph.

The volume will be an essential reference for students and researchers in a range of fields who are looking to deepen their understanding of all aspects of lying and deception, and will contribute to establishing the vibrant new field of interdisciplinary lying research.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198736578
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 01/15/2019
Series: Oxford Handbooks
Pages: 688
Product dimensions: 9.80(w) x 7.10(h) x 1.80(d)

About the Author

Jorg Meibauer is Professor of German Language and Linguistics at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz. His research focuses on cognitive pragmatics, with an emphasis on the grammar-pragmatics interface. His many publications include Lying at the Semantics-Pragmatics Interface (De Gruyter Mouton 2014)
and he is the editor of multiple volumes such as What is a Context? Linguistic Approaches and Challenges (with R. Finkbeiner and P. B. Schumacher; Benjamins 2012) and Pejoration (with R. Finkbeiner; Benjamins 2016).

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: What is lying?, Jorg Meibauer
Part I: Traditions
2. Classic philosophical approaches to lying and deception, James Edwin Mahon
3. Contemporary approaches to the philosophy of lying, James Edwin Mahon
4. Linguistic approaches to lying and deception, Karol J. Hardin
5. Psycholinguistic approaches to lying and deception, Lewis Bott and Emma Williams
6. Lying, deception, and the brain, Alexa Decker, Amanda Disney, Brianna D'Elia, and Julian Paul Keenan
Part II: Concepts
7. Lying and truth, Stephen Wright
8. Lying and assertion, Mark Jary
9. Lying, belief, and knowledge, Matthew Benton
10. Lying, sincerity, and quality, Andreas Stokke
11. Lying and deception, Swati Gupta and Andrew Ortony
12. Lying and certainty, Neri Marsili
13. Lying and omissions, Don Fallis
14. Lying, implicating, and presupposing, Jorg Meibauer
15. Lying and self-deception, Kathi Beier
16. Lying, testimony, and epistemic vigilance, Eliot Michaelson
Part III: Types of lies and deception
17. Knowledge lies and group lies, Julia Staffel
18. Selfless assertions, Jennifer Lackey
19. Bald-faced lies, Jorg Meibauer
20. Bullshitting, Andreas Stokke
21. Bluffing, Jennifer Perillo
22. White and prosocial lies, Simone Dietz
Part IV: Distinctions
23. Lying and fiction, Emar Maier
24. Lying and quotation, Matthew McGlone and Max Baryshevtsev
25. Lying and humour, Marta Dynel
26. Lying, irony, and default interpretation, Rachel Giora
27. Lying and vagueness, Paul Egre and Benjamin Icard
28. Lying, metaphor, and hyperbole, Claudia Claridge
29. Lying and politeness, Marina Terkourafi
Part V: Domains
30. Development of lying and cognitive abilities, Victoria Talwar
31. Lying and lie detection, Samantha Mann
32. Lying and computational linguistics, Kees van Deemter and Ehud Reiter
33. Lying in social psychology, Bella M. DePaulo
34. Lying and psychology, Matthias Gamer and Kristina Suchotzki
35. Lying and neuroscience, Giorgio Ganis
36. Lying and ethics, Thomas L. Carson
37. Lying and the law, Stuart P. Green
38. Lying in economy, Marta Serra-Garcia
39. Lying and education, Anita E. Kelly
40. Lying and discourse analysis, Dariusz Galasiński
41. Lying and politics, Piers Robinson, David Miller, Eric Herring, and Vian Bakir
42. Lying and history, Thomas L. Carson
43. Lying and the arts, Bettina Kummerling-Meibauer
44. Lying in different cultures, Fumiko Nishimura

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