SELF-DECEPTION AND THE EXPERIENCE OF FICTION
Author: Yanal, Robert J.
Source: Ratio, Volume 20, Number 1, March 2007 , pp. 108-121(14)
Abstract:Sartre's commentary on bad faith is the starting-point for an exploration of self-deception: what it is not, what it is, and whether it's always wrong. The proffered analysis of self-deception parallels a certain theory of our experience of fiction. In essence, it is argued that the self-deceiver creates a kind of fiction in which he is a character, a fiction that he nonetheless believes to be real.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 2007-03-01