August 2005

Was Lance Armstrong Self-Deceived?

I’ve gotten some nice responses on my previous blog on Self-Deception and Moral Dilemmas. I argued there that self-deception in the context of a moral dilemma has morally negative consequences, because it undermines our ability to minimize damage on whichever side of the dilemma we break a moral requirement.  

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Beyond the Cartesian Moment?

By the Cartesian moment, I mean that moment in Western philosophy when the individual knowing subject and the contents of the subject's own mind were elevated into the first and most secure objects of knowledge. At that moment, knowledge of everything outside of the thinking subject --- god, other minds, the physical world -- came to be problematic.

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