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Unformatted text preview: opinion of its merits would change; but she thinks that the possibility of error here is worth risking to maintain her equanimity. As it happens she is radically wrong about the job. It is a terrible job, far worse than her current one, as a little more reflection would have shown her. A proposed amendment to Meles conditions: S is self-deceived about a subject matter if 1. Ss body of beliefs about contains mistaken beliefs about the self. 2. S treats data relevant, or at least seemingly relevant, to the truth value of these mistaken beliefs in a motivationally biased way. 3. This biased treatment is a nondeviant cause of Ss acquiring thesemistaken beliefs. 4. The body of data available to S at the time provides greater warrant for rejecting these beliefs than for accepting them...
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2011 for the course PSY PSY2012 taught by Professor Scheff during the Fall '09 term at Broward College.
- Fall '09