• The Paradox of Self-deception

Part of the Spring 2012 Philosophy Colloquium Series

Thursday, March 8, 2012
McDermott Conference Room
1st floor Donahue, 41 Temple St

This will be an informal discussion of the intuitively familiar yet mysterious phenomenon of self-deception. The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy states: "virtually every aspect of the current philosophical discussion of self-deception is a matter of controversy including its definition and paradigmatic cases." We'll begin our conversation with Jean-Paul Sartre's existentialist classic, "Bad Faith" from Being and Nothingness (click for a PDF of the reading).

All are welcome!

Sponsored by the Philosophy Department.

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