Delusion and Self-Deception: Affective and Motivational Influences on Belief Formation
Tim Bayne, University Lecturer in Philosophy of Mind Tim Bayne, Jordi Fernández
Psychology Press, Oct 18, 2010 - Psychology - 310 pages
This collection of essays focuses on the interface between delusions and self-deception. As pathologies of belief, delusions and self-deception raise many of the same challenges for those seeking to understand them. Are delusions and self-deception entirely distinct phenomena, or might some forms of self-deception also qualify as delusional? To what extent might models of self-deception and delusion share common factors? In what ways do affect and motivation enter into normal belief-formation, and how might they be implicated in self-deception and delusion? The essays in this volume tackle these questions from both empirical and conceptual perspectives. Some contributors focus on the general question of how to locate self-deception and delusion within our taxonomy of psychological states. Some contributors ask whether particular delusions - such as the Capgras delusion or anosognosia for hemiplegia - might be explained by appeal to motivational and affective factors. And some contributors provide general models of motivated reasoning, against which theories of pathological belief-formation might be measured.
The volume will be of interest to cognitive scientists, clinicians, and philosophers interested in the nature of belief and the disturbances to which it is subject.
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1 Delusion and SelfDeception Mapping the Terrain
2 Passion Reason and Necessity A QuantityofProcessing View of Motivated Reasoning
3 SelfDeception and Delusions
4 Delusion and Motivationally Biased Belief SelfDeception in the TwoFactor Framework
5 Emotion Cognition and Belief Findings From Cognitive Neuroscience
6 Perception Emotions and Delusions The Case of the Capgras Delusion
7 From Phenomenology to Cognitive Architecture and Back
8 Monothematic Delusions and Existential Feelings
9 Sleights of Mind Delusions and SelfDeception
10 Cognitive and Motivational Factors in Anosognosia
11 SelfDeception Without Thought Experiments
12 Hysterical Conversion A Mirror Image of Anosognosia?
13 Imagination Delusion and SelfDeception