They’re all lying to us speed design (cc-by lemasney)


I decided to do a speed design of the phrase “They’re all Lying to us” in which I convert the type to paths and manipulate the letterforms. It’s just what was on my mind.

They are all lying to us

They are all lying to us

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“1. Traditional Definition of Lying There is no universally accepted definition of lying to others. The dictionary definition of lying is “to make a false statement with the intention to deceive” (OED 1989) but there are numerous problems with this definition. It is both too narrow, since it requires falsity, and too broad, since it allows for lying about something other than what is being stated, and lying to someone who is believed to be listening in but who is not being addressed.  The most widely accepted definition of lying is the following: “A lie is a statement made by one who does not believe it with the intention that someone else shall be led to believe it” (Isenberg 1973, 248) (cf. “[lying is] making a statement believed to be false, with the intention of getting another to accept it as true” (Primoratz 1984, 54n2)). This definition does not specify the addressee, however. It may be restated as follows:  (L1) To lie =df to make a believed-false statement to another person with the intention that the other person believe that statement to be true. L1 is the traditional definition of lying. According to L1, there are at least four necessary conditions for lying. First, lying requires that a person make a statement (statement condition). Second, lying requires that the person believe the statement to be false; that is, lying requires that the statement be untruthful (untruthfulness condition). Third, lying requires that the untruthful statement be made to another person (addressee condition). Fourth, lying requires that the person intend that that other person believe the untruthful statement to be true (intention to deceive the addressee condition).  These four necessary conditions need to be explained before objections to L1 can be entertained and alternative definitions can be considered.” curated by lemasney from The Definition of Lying and Deception (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy) at https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/lying-definition/

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