SELF-DECEPTION AND THE EXPERIENCE OF FICTION
Version of Record online: 26 FEB 2007
Volume 20, Issue 1, pages 108–121, March 2007
How to Cite
Yanal, R. J. (2007), SELF-DECEPTION AND THE EXPERIENCE OF FICTION. Ratio, 20: 108–121. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9329.2007.00350.x
- Issue online: 26 FEB 2007
- Version of Record online: 26 FEB 2007
Sartre's commentary on bad faith is the starting-point for an exploration of self-deception: what it is not, what it is, and whether it's always wrong. The proffered analysis of self-deception parallels a certain theory of our experience of fiction. In essence, it is argued that the self-deceiver creates a kind of fiction in which he is a character, a fiction that he nonetheless believes to be real.