publication . Article . 2014

Amending the revisionist model of the Capgras delusion: A further argument for the role of patient experience in delusional belief formation

Young, G;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2014
  • Publisher: Osrodek Badan Filozoficznych
  • Country: China (People's Republic of)
Recent papers on the Capgras delusion have focused on the role played by subpersonal abductive inference in the formation and maintenance of the delusional belief. In these accounts, the delusional belief is posited as the first delusion-related event of which the patient is conscious. As a consequence, an explanatory role for anomalous patient experience is denied. The aim of this paper is to challenge this revisionist position and to integrate subpersonal inference within a model of the Capgras delusion which includes a role for experiential content. I argue that the following revisionist claims are problematic: (a) that a fully-formed belief enters consciousn...
free text keywords: Capgras delusion, medicine.disease, medicine, Cognitive psychology, Consciousness, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Abductive reasoning, Patient experience, Inference, Belief formation, Developmental psychology, Psychology, Experiential learning
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publication . Article . 2014

Amending the revisionist model of the Capgras delusion: A further argument for the role of patient experience in delusional belief formation

Young, G;