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The Philosophy of Deception$
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Clancy Martin

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195327939

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327939.001.0001

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User-Friendly Self-Deception

User-Friendly Self-Deception

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(p.244) 13 User-Friendly Self-Deception
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The Philosophy of Deception
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Amelie Rorty

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327939.003.0014

This chapter presents a summary of many thoughtful, persuasive, and articulate defenses of the practice of self-deception, and reviews forms of self-deception about which one should be ambivalent and wary. Although many varieties of self-deception are ineradicable and useful, it is not good all the time. The discussion surveys the field of the many and various forms of self-deception, good and bad. It also gives a long and helpful list of what self-deception is not.

Keywords:   self-deception, deception, good self-deception, bad self-deception

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