DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-V033-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
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References and further reading

All items cited are comprehensible by advanced undergraduates.

  • Davidson, D. (1985) ‘‘Deception and Division’, in E. Lepore and B. McLaughlin (eds) Actions and Events, New York: Blackwell.

    (Advances a much-discussed partitioning account.)

  • Demos, R. (1960) ‘Lying to Oneself’, Journal of Philosophy 57: 588-95.

    (Seminal paper advancing modest partitioning.)

  • Fingarette, H. (1969) Self-Deception, London: Routledge & Kegan Paul.

    (Emphasizes the dynamic nature of self-deception and develops an action-oriented response to familiar worries about the possibility of self-deception.)

  • Haight, M. (1980) A Study of Self-Deception, Sussex: Harvester Wheatsheaf.

    (Defends the impossibility of self-deception.)

  • Lockard, J. and Paulhus, D. (1988) Self-Deception: An Adaptive Mechanism?, Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall.

    (Useful collection of literature in psychology and related fields.)

  • Mc Laughlin, B. and Rorty, A. (1988) Perspectives on Self-Deception, Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.

    (Useful collection; extensive bibliography.)

  • Martin, M. (1985) Self-Deception and Self-Understanding, Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas Press.

    (Useful collection of philosophical and psychological literature; extensive bibliography.)

  • Mele, A. (1987) Irrationality: An Essay on Akrasia, Self-Deception, and Self-Control, New York: Oxford University Press.

    (Criticizes partitioning and advances an alternative resolution of the static and dynamic problems.)

  • Pears, D. (1984) Motivated Irrationality, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

    (Advocates radical partitioning.)

  • Sartre, J-P. (1943) L’être et le néant, Paris: Gallimard; trans. H. Barnes, Being and Nothingness, New York: Washington Square Press, 1956.

    (Includes an influential discussion of bad faith, a phenomenon sometimes identified with self-deception.)

Citing this article:
Mele, Alfred R.. Bibliography. Self-deception, 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-V033-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis,
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