What's Bad About Bad Faith?
Article first published online: 26 AUG 2010
© 2010 Blackwell Publishing Ltd
European Journal of Philosophy
Volume 21, Issue 1, pages 50–73, March 2013
How to Cite
Feldman, S. D. and Hazlett, A. (2013), What's Bad About Bad Faith?. European Journal of Philosophy, 21: 50–73. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-0378.2010.00434.x
- Issue published online: 18 MAR 2013
- Article first published online: 26 AUG 2010
Abstract: Contemporary common sense holds that authenticity is an ethical ideal: that there is something bad about inauthenticity, and something good about authenticity. Here we criticize the view that authenticity is bad because it detracts from the wellbeing of the inauthentic person, and propose an alternative moral account of the badness of inauthenticity, based on the idea that inauthentic behaviour is potentially misleading.