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Humans usually portray themselves as rational beings. However, self-delusion about our core motives and drives is a common phenomenon. Usually, we do not cite our self-esteem, our urge to protect our basic worldview, or our deep-seated fear of death as reasons for our actions. Nevertheless, psychological reserach suggests that these factors have a huge influence on our conduct. The article explores concequences for our concept of man and for a sound understanding of moral responsibility.

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This page is a summary of: Moral Responsibility for Self-Deluding Beings, Philosophia, January 2022, Springer Science + Business Media,
DOI: 10.1007/s11406-022-00469-0.
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