Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
In this thesis I explore the intentionalist account of self-deception and utilize this account to make sense of cases of social self-deception. I explore instances of self-deception involving social phenomena, and arrive at a distinction between cases of social self-deception where deceiver's continue their own deception individually versus cases of social deception where deceivers utilize others in their social context as a means to further their deceptive beliefs. Using Micheal Bratman's account of shared agency, I determine that cases of social self-deception involve shared cooperation between the self-deceiver and likeminded others but interestingly these cases do not reflect shared agency.
Zapata, Marianna, "Fooling Ourselves Together or Together Fooling Myself? The Role of Intention, Social Phenomena, and Shared Agency in the Implementation Process of Self-Deception." (2020). Scripps Senior Theses. 1527.
This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.