Unformatted text preview: What is involved in a standard case of deception? A deceives B about m, just in case A knows some proposition p about m, yet A intentionally brings B to believe that not-p. SELF-DECEPTION MODELLED ON THE DECEPTION OF OTHERS A deceives herself about m, just in case A knows some proposition p about m, yet A intentionally brings herself to believe that not-p. Worries: (i) how can A know that p, and yet believe that not-p? (ii) how can A intentionally manipulate her own beliefs? In answer to the first worry, perhaps one could forget one’s initial belief. Mele’s example of Ike, the diary writer. But if this is to be effective self-deception, typically evidence to the contrary must be constantly diverted from one’s attention; and that means that one must retain knowledge of the kind of evidence that must be covered up....
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- Fall '09
- Psychology, Belief, Deception, Mele, Self-Deception EMPIRICAL FINDINGS