In this radical and illuminating book, eloquent historian of ideas Eduardo Giannetti uncovers the truth about lies. Inclined to lie to ourselves--to believe our powers are greater and impulses are purer than they are--we are masters of our own self-deception. Giannetti looks to clues in the natural world and into our cultural and natural histories, offering a brilliantly engaging and provocative analysis of our favorite subject--ourselves.

Lies We Live by: The Art of Self Deception 2001, Bloomsbury UK, London

ISBN-13: 9780747552949

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