Philosophical Quarterly 33 (October):366-377 (1983)

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Alfred Mele
Florida State University
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Self-Deception, Properly understood, Is not paradoxical. Although self-Deception involves motivated false belief, It is not properly modeled after "intentional" interpersonal deception. Thus, The major source of paradox is dissolved. Moreover, Even intentional self-Deception need not be paradoxical and there is good reason to believe that a kind of self-Deception which "would" be paradoxical never occurs. Finally, In cases of self-Deception, As in instances of akratic action, There is scope for blame
Keywords Belief  Epistemology  Irrationality  Self-deception
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DOI 10.2307/2219163
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