The Problem of What Is Said

Jennifer M. Saul

in Lying, Misleading, and What is Said

Published in print October 2012 | ISBN: 9780199603688
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191745454 | DOI:
The Problem of What Is Said

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This chapter canvasses current accounts of what is said and related notions, seeking a notion of what is said that can be used to draw the distinction between lying and merely misleading. It argues that no current account is suited to this purpose. This does not mean that these accounts are wrong, as this is not the purpose for which they were formulated. Instead, it means simply that there is a problem to be solved.

Keywords: lying; misleading; what is said; impliciture; implicature; assertion; explicature; grice; accidental falsehood; completion; expansion

Chapter.  12048 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Language

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