PHILOSOPHY OF SELF DECEPTION


edited by

Patrizia Pedrini



issue 20 - February 2012

introduction

The phenomenon of self-deception is one of those topics that, perhaps more than others, is capable of intriguing and fascinating those who decide to devote to it a part of their studies and research. It is also a topic that, once encountered and reflected upon, does not leave us the same as before, in our relationships either with ourselves or with others. This can happen because we get in touch with the psychological event, which is pervasive and complex, and which we feel may have been crucial, for better or for worse, or at least insidious, at many junctures of our own existence. read more

When Are We Self-Deceived?

Alfred R. Mele

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Can You Succeed in Intentionally Deceiving Yourself?

Dion Scott-Kakures

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Self-Deception: Intentional Plan or Mental Event?

Anna Elisabetta Galeotti

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Against the Deflationary Account of Self-Deception

José Eduardo Porcher

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Practical Self-Deception

Eric Funkhouser

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Self-Deception and Agential Authority. Constitutivist Account

Carla Bagnoli

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Responsibility and Self-Deception: A Framework

Dana Kay Nelkin

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What Does the Self-Deceiver Want?

Patrizia Pedrini

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Narrative and Self-Deception in La Symphonie Pastorale

Julie Kirsch

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The Therapeutic Value of Intellectual Virtue

Mark Young

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Self-Deception, Delusion and the Boundaries of Folk Psychology

Lisa Bortolotti, Matteo Mameli

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Remnants of Psychoanalysis. Rethinking the Psychodynamic Approach to Self-Deception 

Massimo Marraffa

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Books Reviews

Delusions and Other Irrational Beliefs
by Lisa Bortolotti

Elisabetta Sirgiovanni

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The Philosophy of Deception
by Clancy Martin

Brad Bolman

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Commentaries

Ambiguity, Opacity and Sartrean Bad Faith 

Mark A. Wrathall

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Much Ado About Truth: On Seduction, Deception, and Self-deception

Clancy Martin, Alan Strudler

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Interviews

Amélie O. Rorty

Patrizia Pedrini

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