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Willfully Blinded: On Date Rape and Self-Deception

@article{Taslitz2005WillfullyBO,
  title={Willfully Blinded: On Date Rape and Self-Deception},
  author={Andrew E. Taslitz},
  journal={Behavioral & Experimental Economics},
  year={2005}
}
This article takes seriously the proposition that many men are telling the truth when they say that they honestly believed that a woman in a date rape case had consented when she in fact did not do so. The article argues, however, that the men are generally truthful at a conscious level, while being aware unconsciously that the truth is otherwise. Furthermore, the absence of conscious awareness is the result of self-deception. Drawing on research in philosophy and cognitive psychology, this… Expand
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