The Resource Self-deception unmasked, Alfred R. Mele

Self-deception unmasked, Alfred R. Mele

Label
Self-deception unmasked
Title
Self-deception unmasked
Statement of responsibility
Alfred R. Mele
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Self-deception raises complex questions about the nature of belief and the structure of the human mind. In this book, Alfred Mele addresses four of the most critical of these questions: What is it to deceive oneself? How do we deceive ourselves? Why do we deceive ourselves? Is self-deception really possible? Drawing on cutting-edge empirical research on everyday reasoning and biases, Mele takes issue with commonplace attempts to equate the processes of self-deception with those of stereotypical interpersonal deception. Such attempts, he demonstrates, are fundamentally misguided, particularly in the assumption that self-deception is intentional. In their place, Mele proposes a compelling, empirically informed account of the motivational causes of biased beliefs. At the heart of this theory is an appreciation of how emotion and motivation may, without our knowing it, bias our assessment of evidence for beliefs. Highlighting motivation and emotion, Mele develops a pair of approaches for explaining the two forms of self-deception: the "straight" form, in which we believe what we want to be true, and the "twisted" form, in which we believe what we wish to be false. Underlying Mele's work is an abiding interest in understanding and explaining the behavior of real human beings. The result is a comprehensive, elegant, empirically grounded theory of everyday self-deception that should engage philosophers and social scientists alike
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hoopla (Digital media service)
Dewey number
128 .3
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Princeton monographs in philosophy
  • Princeton paperbacks
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  • Self-deception
  • Deception
Target audience
adult
Label
Self-deception unmasked, Alfred R. Mele
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Publication
Distribution
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT13282046
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781400823970
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT13282046
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
13282046
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Self-deception unmasked, Alfred R. Mele
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT13282046
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781400823970
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT13282046
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
13282046
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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