Hesperus is Bosphorus

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Talk, Zeynep Talay-Turner (PhD, Polish Academy of Sciences), “Self-deception as a Philosophical Problem”

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Bogazici University

Friday, April 10, 5-7pm

TB 130 (Anderson Hall)

Abstract:

Self-deception as a Philosophical Problem
 
 
Approaches to self-deception range from those that see it as the product of individual strategies and decisions to those that see it as the consequence of emotions, from those that see it as a failing to those that see it as part of the contingency of personhood.  After reviewing some of this material I try to test the plausibility of these ways of talking about self-deception on two cases: Thomas Mann’s The Magic Mountain and the memoirs of Albert Speer.  I argue that, rather than a matter of holding contradictory beliefs, self-deception may be better viewed as the evasion of a truth.  
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April 5, 2015 at 11:23 am

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