Deception (Under Uncertainty) as a Kind of Manipulation

Vladimir Krstić, Chantelle Saville

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In his 2018 AJP paper, Shlomo Cohen hints that deception could be a distinct subset of manipulation. We pursue this thought further, but by arguing that Cohen’s accounts of deception and manipulation are incorrect. Deception under uncertainty need not involve adding false premises to the victim’s reasoning but it must involve manipulating her response, and cases of manipulation that do not interfere with the victim’s reasoning, but rather utilize it, also exist. Therefore, deception under uncertainty must be constituted by covert manipulation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)830-835
Number of pages6
JournalAustralasian Journal of Philosophy
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • deception
  • information
  • manipulation
  • signalling games

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Philosophy


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