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Kłamstwo. Analiza terminologiczna
A lie. An analysis of its meaning

Author(s): Piotr Łukowski
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Education, Psychology
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe ChAT
Keywords: lie; theory of speech acts; theory of implicature; illocutionary force; Grice; Searle; Vanderveken; Ekman

Summary/Abstract: It seems that a lie is a well-understood term. However, on the scientific ground, there is no precise and commonly accepted definition of a lie. There are various proposals how to understand it in psychology, in the theory of communication, and linguistics. In the paper, there is proposed such a definition which could be useful in the fields just mentioned, as well as in the educational sciences. Especially, from the practical point of view an accurate meaning of lying should be important for pedagogues, educators, and teachers. Moreover, a proposed definition of a lie can become a base to define, as precisely as possible, another apparently vague term: psycho-manipulation.

  • Issue Year: VIII/2017
  • Issue No: 3 (20)
  • Page Range: 9-48
  • Page Count: 40
  • Language: English