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A formal account of dishonesty

Sakama, Chiaki and Caminada, Martin and Herzig, Andreas A formal account of dishonesty. (2014) Logic Journal of the IGPL, 23 (2). 259-294. ISSN 1367-0751

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jigpal/jzu043


This paper provides formal accounts of dishonest attitudes of agents. We introduce a propositional multi-modal logic that can represent an agent's belief and intention as well as communication between agents. Using the language, we formulate different categories of dishonesty. We first provide two different definitions of lies and provide their logical properties. We then consider an incentive behind the act of lying and introduce lying with objectives. We subsequently define bullshit, withholding information and half-truths, and analyze their formal properties. We compare different categories of dishonesty in a systematic manner, and examine their connection to deception. We also propose maxims for dishonest communication that agents should ideally try to satisfy.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Thanks to Oxford University Press editor. The definitive version is available at http://jigpal.oxfordjournals.org The original PDF of the article can be found at Logic Journal of the IGPL (ISSN 1367-0751) website : http://jigpal.oxfordjournals.org/content/23/2/259
HAL Id:hal-01387822
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès - UT2J (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse 1 Capitole - UT1 (FRANCE)
Other partners > University of Aberdeen - ABDN (UNITED KINGDOM)
Other partners > Wakayama University (JAPAN)
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