Areté. Revista de Filosofía 27 (1):45-67 (2015)

Richard Holton has criticized the common idea that self-deception is deception by the self, and suggested it is rather deception about the self; self-deception must include necessarily erroneous beliefs about the self. In this article I claim that this condition is not necessary, based on two central traits of self-deception: its temporal character and its bound to multiplication. In addition, I suggest an alternative condition in relation to the beliefs system implied in self-deception
Keywords temporalidad  temporality  sistemas de creencias  belief systems  self-knowledge  autoconocimiento  autoengaño  self  sí mismo  self-deception
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