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Varieties of Self-Deception

Lecture no. 15 from the course: Understanding the Dark Side of Human Nature

Varieties of Self-Deception

Taught by Professor Daniel Breyer | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Philosophy & Religion Courses

When we hold two contradictory thoughts in our minds at the same time, have we become liars, lying to ourselves about something we know cannot be true? Or are we just harmless wishful thinkers? Is self-deception an adaptation that has given us an evolutionary advantage? Learn what you can do to try to avoid deceiving yourself about your own life.

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