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The erotetic theory of delusional thinking

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Introduction. In this paper, we argue for a novel account of one cognitive factor implicated in delusional cognition. According to the erotetic theory of delusion we present, the central cognitive factor in delusion is impaired endogenous question raising.

Method. After presenting the erotetic theory, we draw on it to model three distinct patterns of reasoning exhibited by delusional and schizophrenic patients, and contrast our explanations with Bayesian alternatives....

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted manuscript

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10.1080/13546805.2015.1067601

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, HUM, Philosophy Faculty
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis (Routledge) Publisher's website
Journal:
Cognitive Neuropsychiatry Journal website
Volume:
20
Issue:
5
Pages:
398-415
Publication date:
2015-09-14
Acceptance date:
2015-06-25
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EISSN:
1464-0619
ISSN:
1354-6805
URN:
uuid:f4e8b361-7084-4df6-86d1-ee8224fe57d7
Source identifiers:
568381
Local pid:
pubs:568381

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