The Philosophy of Deception

Hardcover | July 11, 2009

EditorClancy Martin

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This volume gathers together new essays on deception and self-deception by leading thinkers on the subject. The contributors discuss topics including the nature and the definition of deception; whether deception is morally blameworthy or not; attacks against and defenses of self-deception; andthe most famous philosophical account of lying by Immanuel Kant. Deception of others and self-deception share many more interconnections than is normally recognized, and these essays reveal the benefits of considering them together. The Philosophy of Deceptionill be of interest to philosophers across the spectrum including those interested in philosophy of mind, philosophy of psychology, and metaphysics.

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This volume gathers together new essays on deception and self-deception by leading thinkers on the subject. The contributors discuss topics including the nature and the definition of deception; whether deception is morally blameworthy or not; attacks against and defenses of self-deception; andthe most famous philosophical account of ly...

Clancy Martin is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Missouri.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 9.25 × 6.13 × 0.98 inPublished:July 11, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780195327939

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Clancy Martin: Introduction: "The Intersections of Deception and Self-Deception,"Part I: The Practices of Deception and Self-Deception1. Robert C. Solomon: "Self, Deception and Self-Deception in Philosophy"2. Harry Frankfurt: "On Truth, Lies, and Bullshit"3. William Ian Miller: "Deceit in War and Trade"4. Mark A. Wrathall: "On the Existential Positivity of Our Ability to be Deceived"5. David Sherman: "Self-Deception, Deception, and the Way of the World"6. Kelly Oliver: "Duplicity Makes the Man, Or, Can Animals Lie?"7. Paul Ekman: "Lie Catching and Micro Expressions"Part II: Truth, Lies and Self-Deception: The Theory and the Ethics8. Alan Strudler: "Deception and Trust"9. Thomas Carson: "Lying, Deception, and Related Concepts"10. Michael Lynch: "Deception and the Nature of Truth"11. James Edwin Mahon: "The Truth About Kant on Lies"12. David Sussman: "Kant's Repugnant Conclusion: Exceptions, Emergencies, and the 'Supposed Right to Lie'"13. Amelie Rorty: "'User-Friendly Self-Deception' A Traveler's Manual,"14. Alfred R. Mele: "Have I Unmasked Self-Deception or am I Self-Deceived?"