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- DescriptionCurrent philosophical discussions of self-deception remain steeped in disagreement and controversy. In The Self-Deceiving Muse, Alan Singer proposes a radical revision of our commonplace understanding of self-deception. Singer asserts that self-deception, far from being irrational, is critical to our capacity to be acute ticers of our experience. The book demonstrates how self-deception can be both a resource for rational activity generally and, more specifically, a prompt to aesthetic invation. It thereby provides new insights into the ways in which our imaginative powers bear on art and life. The implications philosophical, aesthetic, and ethical of such a proposition indicate the broadly interdisciplinary thrust of this work, which incorporates readings of vels, paintings, films, and video art.
- Author BiographyAlan Singer is Professor of English at Temple University. His previous books include Aesthetic Reason: Artworks and the Deliberative Ethos (Penn State, 2003).
- Author(s)Alan Singer
- PublisherPennsylvania State University Press
- Date of Publication01/01/2010
- SubjectLiterary Theory
- Place of PublicationUniversity Park
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintPennsylvania State University Press
- Content Note1, black & white illustrations
- Weight361 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine13 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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