I Told Me So: Self-Deception and Morality in Everyday Life


Location: CoMo Student Lounge

Think you’ve ever deceived yourself? This event is for you.

Think you’ve never deceived yourself? This event is definitely for you.

Over a (free!) catered dinner in the CoMo lounge, a group of undergraduate students will be getting together with philosopher Gregg Ten Elshof (from Biola University) to discuss the many problems of self-deception: Why is it so easy for us to deceive ourselves? How does self-deception actually work? Can we learn to identify and avoid self-deception? Join us for a fun evening with good food and lively discussion.

Gregg Ten Elshof

Gregg Ten Elshof (Ph.D. University of Southern California; M.A. Talbot School of Theology) is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Biola University and the Director of the Biola University Center for Christian Thought. His areas of interest include metaphysics, epistemology, modern philosophy, and Confucianism. He has published articles in The Modern Schoolman, Grazer Philosophische Studien, The Journal of Philosophical Research, International Studies in Philosophy, Philosophia Christi and the Christian Scholar's Review. His most recent book, I Told Me So: Self-Deception and the Christian Life was published by Eerdmans in 2009.

If you are interested in attending, email Luke Potter to reserve a seat.