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Siegler, Frederick A. 1966. Lying. American Philosophical Quarterly 3 (2) : 128–136.
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A discussion of the connections between six features of a typical act of lying and a number of locutions used to refer to acts of lying. The features are: the liar must (i) say something, (ii) intend to deceive, (iii) say something which is false, (iv) say something which he knows to be false, (v) believe that what he says is false, (vi) communicate. The locutions include 'A was lying', 'A was telling a lie', etc..