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Two problems with “self-deception”: No “self” and no “deception”

  • Robert Kurzban (a1)
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While the idea that being wrong can be strategically advantageous in the context of social strategy is sound, the idea that there is a “self” to be deceived might not be. The modular view of the mind finesses this difficulty and is useful – perhaps necessary – for discussing the phenomena currently grouped under the term “self-deception.”

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R. Kurzban (in press) Why everyone (else) is a hypocrite: Evolution and the modular mind. Princeton University Press.

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Behavioral and Brain Sciences
  • ISSN: 0140-525X
  • EISSN: 1469-1825
  • URL: /core/journals/behavioral-and-brain-sciences
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