The Intersections between Self-Deception and Inconsistency

An Examination of Bad Faith and Cognitive Dissonance

  • Hannah Bahnmiller
Keywords: philosophy, self-deception, cognitive dissonance, sartre

Abstract

The relationship between the concepts of bad faith, coined by Jean-Paul Sartre, and cognitive dissonance, developed by Leon Festinger, is often misunderstood. Frequently, the terms are over-generalized and equivocated as synonymous ideas. This paper attempts to clarify the intricacies of these two concepts, outlining their similarities and differences.

Published
2015-04-18
How to Cite
Bahnmiller, H. (2015). The Intersections between Self-Deception and Inconsistency: An Examination of Bad Faith and Cognitive Dissonance. Stance: An International Undergraduate Philosophy Journal, 8(1), 71-80. Retrieved from https://openjournals.bsu.edu/stance/article/view/1901
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