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Is it a lie?

If someone intentionaly lies about something, but unaware to him what he is saying is actualy true (he thought it wasnt true), is he lieing? In other words, is a lie the effect or the intention?
Question asked by: zappy598

Asked on: 24 Mar 2010

Most people would say that he did lie because it is whether it is said in good faith or not that matters when we attribute to someone whether they are lying or not.

If they wanted to get it right but were accidentally wrong then we say they made a mistake but if they deliberately mislead then we say that they are lying don't we.

By: knowitall
Replied at: 28 Mar 2010
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