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 A Good Devil's Chaplain: Richard Dawkins

Richard Dawkins

in Oracles of Science: Celebrity Scientists versus God and Religion

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195310726
eISBN:
9780199785179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310726.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Richard Dawkins is a public intellectual and the best-selling author of The Selfish Gene, The Blind Watchmaker, The Ancestor’s Tale, The God Delusion, and many other books. Dawkins, known as an ... More


Self‐Deception and Three Psychiatric Delusions: On Robert Audi's Transition from Self‐Deception to Delusion

Mele Alfred R.

in Rationality and the Good: Critical Essays on the Ethics and Epistemology of Robert Audi

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195311952
eISBN:
9780199871070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311952.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Audi has suggested that the difference between self‐deception and delusion with respect to a false proposition turns on whether the subject believes the false proposition: the self‐deceived do not ... More


Leopardi and Petrarch

Pamela Williams

in Petrarch in Britain: Interpreters, Imitators, and Translators over 700 years

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264133
eISBN:
9780191734649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264133.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines Giacomo Leopardi's own imitation of Petrarch. It describes Leopardi's major engagement with Petrarch including his commentary on the Canzoniere and explains the similarities and ... More


Confabulation, the self, and ego functions: The ego dysequilibrium theory

Todd E. Feinberg

in Confabulation: Views from Neuroscience, Psychiatry, Psychology and Philosophy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199208913
eISBN:
9780191723759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208913.003.04
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter argues that there is a continuum of confabulation along a neutral-personal dimension that is determined by the degree that the confabulation is delusional, motivated, and distorted by ... More


Delusional confabulations and self-deception

Alfred R. Mele

in Confabulation: Views from Neuroscience, Psychiatry, Psychology and Philosophy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199208913
eISBN:
9780191723759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208913.003.06
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter focuses on three specific kinds of delusional confabulation — confabulations associated with the Capgras' syndrome, delusional jealousy (or the Othello syndrome), and the reverse Othello ... More


Confabulation and delusion

Max Coltheart and Martha Turner

in Confabulation: Views from Neuroscience, Psychiatry, Psychology and Philosophy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199208913
eISBN:
9780191723759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208913.003.08
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter explores an intriguing similarity between confabulation and delusion, namely the tendency in both for people to seek to justify their unjustifiable false memories or false beliefs when ... More


The Nature of Symptoms

R. Walter Heinrichs

in In Search of Madness: Schizophrenia and Neuroscience

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195122190
eISBN:
9780199865482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195122190.003.0002
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

This chapter analyzes the symptoms of schizophrenia, focusing on the “positive”triad of hallucinations, delusions, and thought disorder. Studies have shed light on the mental processes that mediate ... More


Disturbed Consciousness: New Essays on Psychopathology and Theories of Consciousness

Rocco J. Gennaro (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029346
eISBN:
9780262330213
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029346.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

In Disturbed Consciousness, philosophers and other scholars examine various psychopathologies in light of specific philosophical theories of consciousness. The contributing authors—some of them ... More


Hamlet ‘Lapsed in Passion’

Christopher Tilmouth

in Passion's Triumph over Reason: A History of the Moral Imagination from Spenser to Rochester

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199212378
eISBN:
9780191707254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212378.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter discusses two aspects of Hamlet damaging to Elizabethan moral assumptions. First, Hamlet strives to imitate the fury of Senecan heroes, i.e., to invoke an overwhelming passion in ... More


Renaissance Tragedy and the Fracturing of Familiar Terms

Christopher Tilmouth

in Passion's Triumph over Reason: A History of the Moral Imagination from Spenser to Rochester

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199212378
eISBN:
9780191707254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212378.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter examines three factors which resist the rationalism of Elizabethan moral philosophy. The first is the human penchant for self-delusion, a theme which is explored in Montaigne's Essays, ... More


Augustinian and Aristotelian Influences from Herbert to Milton

Christopher Tilmouth

in Passion's Triumph over Reason: A History of the Moral Imagination from Spenser to Rochester

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199212378
eISBN:
9780191707254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212378.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

There are two themes in this chapter. The first examines Augustine's anti-Stoic argument that passions informed by a good will (a will centred around a love of God) are intrinsically valuable. This ... More


Primordial Nondelusion: Artful Endeavor and Spontaneity: Authenticity 66.6–86.3

Anne Carolyn Klein and Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche

in Unbounded Wholeness: Bon, Dzogchen, and the Logic of the Nonconceptual

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195178494
eISBN:
9780199784790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195178491.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

If Authenticity is understood as a journey from the project of authentication to authenticity, this would reflect on how such authenticity relates to delusion or unawareness. Authentication, it would ... More


Self-Deception (Albertine's Kimono)

Joshua Landy

in Philosophy As Fiction: Self, Deception, and Knowledge in Proust

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195169393
eISBN:
9780199787845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195169393.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

While the first stage of Proust's training consists in bringing the acolyte to recognize the importance of “subjective truth” — rule-governed distortion of the data of sense by an individual ... More


The Body

Tim Bayne

in The Unity of Consciousness

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199215386
eISBN:
9780191594786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215386.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, General

This chapter examines whether the unity of consciousness is grounded in bodily self‐consciousness. The focal point of discussion is the embodiment constraint, which claims that the unity of ... More


The Reformulation of Greek Medicine

Michael W. Dols and Diana E. Immisch

in Majnūn: The Madman in Medieval Islamic Society

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202219
eISBN:
9780191675218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202219.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Medieval History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter illustrates how Greek medical knowledge was reworked, together with clinical experience, into what is called Islamic medicine. Medical knowledge, primarily Greek medicine, is revealed in ... More


Mémoires d'une aliénée by Hersilie Rouy: ‘Où est la folie là‐dedans?’

Susannah Wilson

in Voices from the Asylum: Four French Women Writers, 1850-1920

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199579358
eISBN:
9780191595226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579358.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries), European Literature

This chapter examines the case of Hersilie Rouy, incarcerated in French asylums from 1854 until 1868. Rouy's autobiographical text, Mémoires d'une aliénée (1883), recounts her experiences prior to ... More


Pauline Lair Lamotte: ‘Je sens que la vérité est là’

Susannah Wilson

in Voices from the Asylum: Four French Women Writers, 1850-1920

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199579358
eISBN:
9780191595226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579358.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries), European Literature

This chapter examines the case of Pauline Lair Lamotte, a self‐proclaimed mystic under the care of Pierre Janet at the Salpêtrière during the 1880s and 1890s. This patient experienced stigmata and ... More


Camille Claudel: ‘Du rêve que fut ma vie, ceci est le cauchemar’

Susannah Wilson

in Voices from the Asylum: Four French Women Writers, 1850-1920

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199579358
eISBN:
9780191595226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579358.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries), European Literature

This chapter considers the case of the sculptor Camille Claudel, Rodin's most famous lover who, despite her enormous talent, was committed to an asylum in 1913 where she would die 30 years later. ... More


Viṭṭhal and the Buddha

Ramchandra Chintaman Dhere

in Rise of a Folk God: Vitthal of Pandharpur

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199777594
eISBN:
9780199919048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199777594.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter examines the most extreme example of the synthesis accomplished by the poet-saints devoted to Viṭṭhal: the fact that he is also identified with the Buddha. The basis for this ... More


Conclusion

Philip Gerrans

in The Measure of Madness: Philosophy of Mind, Cognitive Neuroscience, and Delusional Thought

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262027557
eISBN:
9780262320979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027557.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This book has highlighted differences between delusional and normal cognition in order to explain the relationship between neurobiological and personal/psychological levels of functioning based on ... More


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