by Kathi Beier

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Self-deception is a problematic phenomenon because it seems so deeply irrational. Previous philosophical accounts have not succeeded in making clear the way in which it is a "failure of reason." The present author argues that self-deception is a privative phenomenon, i.e. a deviation from immanent norms, as well an ethical phenomenon. According to this approach, self-deception is motivated epistemic caprice that is tempting when we see our idea of a good life threatened.

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ISBN-13: 9783110229325
Publisher: De Gruyter
Publication date: 10/28/2010
Series: Grundthemen Philosophie Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 262
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Kathi Beier, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen.

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