7 Literary Explorations
- Fallen Nature, Fallen Selves
- Oxford University Press
Interest in problems of self-knowledge and self-deception is not confined to philosophers and theologians. It is exploited by dramatists for comic effect (Corneille and Molière). But confusion as to one’s motives is also found in characters in tragedy (Corneille and Racine) and in serious fiction (Lafayette’s La Princesse de Clèves). Different forms of this confusion are analysed.
self-knowledge, self-deception, comedy, tragedy, Corneille, Molière, Racine, Lafayette
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