September 2010

Gandhi as Philosopher

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Philosophy for the Young: Corrupting or Empowering?

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Why Self-Deception Research Hasn’t Made Much Progress

I’d like to talk frankly about why research on the topic of self-deception hasn’t made much progress—as far as I can see—despite a steady-stream of on-going interest. There’s been some excellent work, but it doesn’t seem to me that the topic on the whole has moved forward all that much. In both philosophy and psychology there has been a tendency to talk about self-deception as if it were one thing. If it’s one thing, we can just figure out what that is. Right?

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