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Perspectives on Self-Deception

Brian P. McLaughlin (Editor), Amélie Oksenberg Rorty (Editor)

Available worldwide

Paperback, 568 pages
ISBN: 9780520061231
September 1988
$39.95, £32.95

Erratum (October 2017)
It has been brought to the attention of UC Press that the following chapter in Perspectives on Self-Deception is published under a pseudonym: "Leila Tov-Ruach", "Freud on Unconscious Affects, Mourning, and the Erotic Mind", pp. 246-263.
UC Press would like to clarify that “Leila Tov-Ruach” is a pseudonym used by one of the co-editors of the volume, Amélie Oksenberg Rorty.

Students of philosophy, psychology, sociology, and literature will welcome this collection of original essays on self-deception and related phenomena such as wishful thinking, bad faith, and false consciousness. The book has six sections, each exploring self-deception and related phenomena from a different perspective.
Sections and Contributors:
The Analysis of Self-Deception
Amélie Oksenberg Rorty
Brian P. McLaughlin
Mark Johnston
Robert Audi
The Epistemic Dimension of Self-Deception
Bas C. van Fraassen
David H. Sanford
Adam Morton
Frederick F. Schmitt
The Psychology of Self-Deception
Allen W. Wood
Edward Erwin
Leila Tov-Ruach
Georges Rey
Adrian M. S. Piper
Ronald B. de Sousa
The Social Dimension of Self-Deception
Allen W. Wood
Rom Harre'
William Ruddick
Bruce Wilshire
The Moral Dimension of Self-Deception
Stephen L. Darwall
Marcia Baron
Stephen L. White
Self-Deception in Literature
Martha Nussbaum
Margret Kohlenbach
Rüdiger Bittner
Brian P. McLaughlin is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Amélie Oksenberg Rorty is a Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University.

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