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The Philosophy of Autobiography$
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Christopher Cowley

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780226267890

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226268088.001.0001

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Self-Deception, Self-Knowledge, and Autobiography

Self-Deception, Self-Knowledge, and Autobiography

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The Philosophy of Autobiography

Somogy Varga

University of Chicago Press

Authors engaging in autobiographical projects are usually driven by a desire for a profound self-knowledge. However, the process of recollection and reflection that is involved in this process is prone to self-deception. This chapter addresses the issue of self-deception in the context of autobiographical writing.

Keywords:   self-knowledge, self-deception, autobiographical writing 

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