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Fallen Nature, Fallen SelvesEarly Modern French Thought II$
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Michael Moriarty

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780199291038

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291038.001.0001

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La Rochefoucauld and Self-Knowledge

La Rochefoucauld and Self-Knowledge

(p.316) 9 La Rochefoucauld and Self-Knowledge
Fallen Nature, Fallen Selves

Michael Moriarty (Contributor Webpage)

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La Rochefoucauld’s analyses of self-deception do not fall under a unified explanatory framework. He shows how it is generated in social interaction, but it also results from our ignorance of bodily processes acting on the will, and of psychological processes (the mind is deceived by the heart and above all by self-love: yet self-love can foster awareness as well as ignorance of our shortcomings). In practice, we can have a sufficient knowledge of ourselves for successful social interaction with others, but this involves knowledge not only of our personal qualities but also of the entitlements and obligations of our social position.

Keywords:   Rochefoucauld, self-deception, self-love

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