Kent Bach a1 a1 Department of Philosophy, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA 94132
Mele views self-deception as belief sustained by
motivationally biased treatment of evidence. This view overlooks
something essential, for it does not reckon with the fact that in
self-deception the truth is dangerously close at hand and must be
repeatedly suppressed. Self-deception is not so much a matter of
what one positively believes as what one manages not to think.