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The Resource Self-deception unmasked, Alfred R. Mele

Self-deception unmasked, Alfred R. Mele

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Self-deception unmasked
Title
Self-deception unmasked
Statement of responsibility
Alfred R. Mele
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Language
eng
Summary
Self-deception raises complex questions about the nature of belief and the structure of the human mind. In this book, Alfred Mele addresses four of the most critical of these questions: What is it to deceive oneself? How do we deceive ourselves? Why do we deceive ourselves? Is self-deception really possible? Drawing on empirical research on everyday reasoning and biases, Mele takes issue with commonplace attempts to equate the processes of self-deception with those of stereotypical interpersonal deception. Such attempts, he demonstrates, are fundamentally misguided, particularly in the assumption that self-deception is intentional. In their place, Mele proposes an account of the motivational causes of biased beliefs. At the heart of this theory is an appreciation of how emotion and motivation may, without our knowing it, bias our assessment of evidence for beliefs. Highlighting motivation and emotion, Mele develops a pair of approaches for explaining the two forms of self-deception: the "straight" form, in which we believe what we want to be true, and the "twisted" form, in which we believe what we wish to be false. --From publisher's description
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Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • bibliography
Series statement
Princeton monographs in philosophy
Self-deception unmasked, Alfred R. Mele
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Self-deception unmasked, Alfred R. Mele
Link
http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt7s4tg
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 137-144) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ch. 5.
  • Twisted Self-Deception
  • Ch. 6.
  • Conclusion
  • Ch. 1.
  • Introduction: Approaches, Puzzles, Biases, and Agency
  • Ch. 2.
  • Garden-Variety Straight Self-Deception: Some Psychological Processes
  • Ch. 3.
  • Self-Deception without Puzzles
  • Ch. 4.
  • Attempted Empirical Demonstrations of Strict Self-Deception
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1 online resource (xi, 148 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400814466
Media category
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Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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