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  1. Dec 2017
    1. a power lie: its purpose is not to convince the audience of something that isn’t true but to demonstrate the power of the speaker.

      Exactly!

  2. Nov 2013
    1. Thus, to express it morally, this is the duty to lie according to a fixed convention, to lie with the herd and in a manner binding upon everyone.

      The duty to lie.

    2. to wit, that which shall count as "truth" from now on is established. That is to say, a uniformly valid and binding designation is invented for things, and this legislation of language likewise establishes the first laws of truth. For the contrast between truth and lie arises here for the first time. The liar is a person who uses the valid designations, the wo rds, in order to make something which is unreal appear to be real.

      Truth vs. lie