Truth, Lies and Self-Deception: Introduction (00:29)
Suzannah Lipscomb introduces the idea of self-deception and poses the debate question: if we are deceiving ourselves, who is deceiving whom?
The Pitch: Parashkev Nachev (03:25)
Nachev criticizes the philosophy of psychology and outlines three critical points of his argument. He claims the concept of self-decision is incoherent, presents the idea of doxastic naiveté, and states that doxastic parts of us determine what we value most.
The Pitch: Janne Teller (02:31)
Teller claims that individuals use stories to comprehend the chaos of life. Teller divulges personal information about self-deception in the wake of her mother's schizophrenia and argues that self-deception is neutral.
The Pitch: Simon Wessely (03:23)
Wessely discusses confabulation and malingering and their role in self-deception.
What is Self-deception? (13:35)
Teller reflects on telling one's self everything will be OK. Nachev argues that self-deception is a form of delusion. Wessely reflects on social desirability.
Does Self-deception Mean we Have More than One Self? (09:22)
Nachev defines choice blindness and links it to self-deception. Teller and Wessely argue that the self is layered rather than split.
Can We Avoid Self-deception? (10:28)
Teller and Wessely discuss the positive impact of social self-deception. Nachev counters this argument by arguing, the self is not built on rational thought.
Credits: Truth, Lies and Self-Deception (00:23)
Credits: Truth, Lies and Self-Deception
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