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Deceit and Self Deception: fooling yourself the better to fool others

CPNSS public lecture


After decades of research, one of the most influential theoretical evolutionary biologists of our time has returned to found the principles of a provocative new science on why we lie to ourselves. Robert Trivers argues that we deceive ourselves the better to deceive others. Self-deception is something we all practice and it is diverse, widespread and powerful. It can also apply to a wide range of phenomena from airplane crashes, to false historical narratives, war, and religions.

Robert Trivers has been acclaimed as one of 100 greatest thinkers and scientists of the twentieth century by Time magazine and has been on the faculty at Harvard, the University of California, Santa Cruz, and Rutgers University. His new book is Deceit and Self-Deception: Fooling Yourself the Better to Fool Others.


Speaker(s):

Professor Robert Trivers | talks

 

Date and Time:

5 October 2011 at 6:30 pm

Duration:

1 hour 30 minutes

 

Venue:

Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
London School of Economics and Political Science
Lincoln's Inn Fields
London
WC2A 2AE


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Organised by:

London School of Economics & Political Science
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Free

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