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Delusions in Context

Editors: Bortolotti, Lisa (Ed.)

  • - Brings together chapter authors from clinical psychology, neuroscience and philosophy to consider delusions as beliefs
  • - Challenges the usual notion of delusions as forms of mental illness
  • - Part of the PERFECT project supported by the European Research Council
  • - This is an Open Access title 
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About this book

This open access book offers an exploration of delusions—unusual beliefs that can significantly disrupt people’s lives. Experts from a range of disciplinary backgrounds, including lived experience, clinical psychiatry, philosophy, clinical psychology, and cognitive neuroscience, discuss how delusions emerge, why it is so difficult to give them up, what their effects are, how they are managed, and what we can do to reduce the stigma associated with them. Taken as a whole, the book proposes that there is continuity between delusions and everyday beliefs. It is essential reading for researchers working on delusions and mental health more generally, and will also appeal to anybody who wants to gain a better understanding of what happens when the way we experience and interpret the world is different from that of the people around us. 

About the authors

Lisa Bortolotti is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Birmingham, UK. She works in the philosophy of the cognitive sciences and has a special interest in belief, irrationality, and mental health. 

Table of contents (4 chapters)

  • Delusional Beliefs in the Clinical Context

    Upthegrove, Rachel (et al.)

    Pages 1-34

  • Delusions and Prediction Error

    Corlett, Philip

    Pages 35-66

  • Delusions and Other Beliefs

    Bentall, Richard P.

    Pages 67-95

  • Delusions and Three Myths of Irrational Belief

    Bortolotti, Lisa

    Pages 97-116

Buy this book

eBook  
  • ISBN 978-3-319-97202-2
  • This book is an open access book, you can download it for free on link.springer.com
Hardcover £44.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-97201-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Delusions in Context
Editors
  • Lisa Bortolotti
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-97202-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-97202-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-97201-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 121
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
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