The wide range of topics discussed includes self-knowledge, self-identity, self-esteem, rationality, authenticity, psychological coping, unconscious processes, excuse making, alcoholism, and weakness of will.
The extensive bibliography will be invaluable to scholars. Yet the volume is accessible enough to provide a text for upper-division courses or, for the uninitiated, a kind of road map of one of man's innermost complexities.
Author Biography: Mike W. Martin, professor of philosophy at Chapman University, is author or editor of Self-Deception and Morality, Virtuous Giving: Philanthropy, Voluntary Service, and Caring, and Love's Virtures.
Contributors: Robert Audi, Richard Bosley, Benzion Chanowitz, Joel Cooper, Herbert Fingarette, Kenneth J. Gergen, Daniel T. Gilbert, M. R. Haight, John King-Farlow, David Kipp, Ellen J. Langer, Mike W. Martin, C. R. Snyder, Bela Szabados, and Timothy D. Wilson