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Self-deception, Eric Funkhouser

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Self-deception
Title
Self-deception
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Eric Funkhouser
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Self-deception poses long-standing and fascinating paradoxes. Philosophers have questioned whether, and how, self-deception is possible whilst evolutionary theorists have argued that self-deception must be adaptive. For Sigmund Freud self-deception was a fundamental key to understanding the unconscious and from The Ancient Mariner to The Great Gatsby literature abounds with characters or narrators renowned for their self-deception. What exactly is self-deception? Why is it so puzzling? What causes self-deception? In this thorough and clearly-written introduction to the philosophy and psychology of self-deception Eric Funkhouser examines and assesses these questions and more: The conceptual background and 'basic problem' of self-deception, including Freud and Davidson and the important debate between intentionalists and anti-intentionalists; Deflationary accounts of self-deception and the role of motivation in self-deception; Intentional self-deception and the 'divided mind, ' including the role of the unconscious in recent psychological research; Challenges that self-deception poses for philosophy of mind and psychology: the self; intention and purposive manipulation; and problems for the role of belief in self-deception; Biology and moral psychology of self-deception: What is it for? Is it ever good? Are the self-deceived to be held accountable? Combining philosophical analysis with summaries of the latest psychological research, and including features such as chapter summaries, annotated further reading and a glossary, Self-Deception is an excellent resource for students of philosophy of mind and psychology, moral psychology and ethics, as well as those in related fields such as psychology and cognitive science"--
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Funkhouser, Eric
Dewey number
128
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BD439
LC item number
.F86 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
New problems of philosophy
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Self-deception, Eric Funkhouser
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 258-270) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The basic problem and a conceptual map -- Deflationary accounts -- Intentionalism and divided mind accounts -- Revisionary accounts : belief and purpose -- Responsibility for self-deception -- Functions and cost-benefit analysis
Control code
1085782764
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 276 pages
Isbn
9781138506114
Lccn
2019006148
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
System control number
(OCoLC)1085782764
Label
Self-deception, Eric Funkhouser
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 258-270) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The basic problem and a conceptual map -- Deflationary accounts -- Intentionalism and divided mind accounts -- Revisionary accounts : belief and purpose -- Responsibility for self-deception -- Functions and cost-benefit analysis
Control code
1085782764
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 276 pages
Isbn
9781138506114
Lccn
2019006148
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
System control number
(OCoLC)1085782764

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