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False Consciousness$
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Denise Meyerson

Print publication date: 1991

Print ISBN-13: 9780198248194

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198248194.001.0001

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Recidivist Beliefs and Desires

Recidivist Beliefs and Desires

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(p.146) V Recidivist Beliefs and Desires
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False Consciousness
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Denise Meyerson

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198248194.003.0006

According to Marx, the only way to get rid of ideological illusions is to be rid of the social circumstances which generate them. Ideological beliefs can survive the impact of recognized contrary evidence. Even in the absence of a motive for the beliefs, people might persist in them in the fate of acknowledges evidence supporting the hypothesis that they are false. This may be due to the disproportionate effect of very vivid but unreliable experiential evidence on inference which could also account for the phenomenon of ideological desires continuing to affect action despite an unconditional negative valuation. Discussion in this chapter includes: cognitive illusions; some examples of psychological experiments on beliefs; ideological beliefs; and the independence of desires from valuations.

Keywords:   Marx, ideological illusions, social circumstances, contrary evidence, motives, inference, desires, cognitive illusions, ideological beliefs, valuations

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