CfA: Self-Deception Conference

Conference: Self-Deception: what it is and what it is worth

University of Basel (Switzerland)
25-26-27th October 2017

Organizers

 Anne Meylan
Marie van Loon
Melanie Sarzano
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Invited Speakers

Keith Frankish (Open University UK, University of Crete)

Alfred Mele (Florida State University)

Dana Nelkin (University of California, San Diego)

Elizabeth Pacherie (Institut Jean-Nicod)

Christine Tappolet (University of Montréal)

Neil Van Leeuwen (Georgia State University)

What is self-deception?

  • What is self-deception?
  • What distinguishes self-deception from other forms of irrational states?
  • Which kinds of cognitive states are involved in self-deception? 
  • How does self-deception relate to emotions and desires? 
  • How does self-deception relate to deception?

What is self-deception’s worth?

  • What is ‘so bad’ about self-deception? 
  • Relatively to which norms of beliefs, do self-deceptive beliefs constitute a kind of epistemic failure?
  • Can self-deception be ‘good’ or rational?
  • Is self-deception pathological?
  • Are we responsible and/or blameworthy for being self-deceived?
 
This conference will also be hosting  the “Colloque Jeunes Chercheurs” of the SoPhA (Société de Philosophie Analytique)
Inquiries may be addressed to melanie.sarzano@unibas.ch

 

 

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