The uses of self-deception

Behavioral and Brain Sciences 20 (1):124-125 (1997)
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Abstract

The essence of a mental event such as self-deception lies in its function – its place in the life of an animal. But the function of self-deception corresponds to that of interpersonal deception. Therefore self-deception, contrary to Mele's thesis, is essentially isomorphic with interpersonal deception.

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