Truth, Falsehood and Deception in Ancient Philosophy

University of Cambridge, Faculty of Classics, 
20th-21st April, 2012

The philosophers of the ancient world were fixated on the notions of truth, falsehood and the presentation of falsehood as truth. Many thinkers challenged the distinction between truth and falsehood, while other defended it. Such debates helped lay the foundations of logic, metaphysics and epistemology. 

Similarly, deception was a topic that exercised philosophers. When is it right to deceive, ethically or politically? What content should a deception have?
This conference will explore the ancient thought about the semantic and moral notions of truth, falsehood and deception.

To submit a paper, please see our call for papers. To attend, please register by filling in the form.