Does self-deception involve intentional biasing?

Behavioral and Brain Sciences 20 (1):127-127 (1997)
I agree with Mele that self-deception is not intentional deception; but I do believe that self-deception involves intentional biasing, primarily for two reasons: (1) There is a Bayesian model of self-deception that explains why the biasing is rational. (2) It is implausible that the observed behavior of self- deceivers could be generated by Mele's “blind” mechanisms.
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Alfred R. Mele (1998). Motivated Belief and Agency. Philosophical Psychology 11 (3):353 – 369.

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