Joseph Shieber, James Renwick Hogg Professor of Mental and Moral Philosophy, was recently featured in an article for online publication Big Think.

Joseph Shieber smiles in front of a bookcase filled with books.

Joseph Shieber

His research challenges the idea that humans attempt, in conversations, to detect lies and gauge the reliability of others. “… our goal in conversation is not primarily to acquire truthful information… [but] self-presentation,” he contends.

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