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Delusional beliefs and reason giving

Abstract:

Delusions are often regarded as irrational beliefs, but their irrationality is not sufficient to explain what is pathological about them. In this paper we ask whether deluded subjects have the capacity to support the content of their delusions with reasons, that is, whether they can author their delusional states. The hypothesis that delusions are characterised by a failure of authorship, which is a dimension of self knowledge, deserves to be empirically tested because (a) it has the potentia...

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Publisher copy:
10.1080/09515080802516212
Journal:
Philosophical Psychology More from this journal
Volume:
21
Issue:
6
Pages:
821-841
Publication date:
2008-12-01
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EISSN:
1465-394X
ISSN:
0951-5089
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
pubs:403451
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uuid:e8b4065e-3728-4993-b834-a594f3cbe661
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pubs:403451
Source identifiers:
403451
Deposit date:
2013-11-16

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