An Analytic View of Delusion

Franceschi, Paul (2003) An Analytic View of Delusion. [Preprint]


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The present article proposes a logical account of delusions, which are regarded as conclusions resulting from fallacious arguments. This leads to distinguish between primary, secondary, ..., n-ary types of delusional arguments. Examples of delusional arguments leading to delusion of reference, delusion of influence, thought-broadcasting delusion and delusion of grandeur are described and then analysed. This suggests finally a way susceptible of improving the efficiency of cognitive therapy for delusions.

Item Type:Preprint
Keywords:cognitive therapy, psychosis, delusion, argument, logic, reasoning
Subjects:Psychology > Applied Cognitive Psychology
Psychology > Cognitive Psychology
Philosophy > Logic
Psychology > Clinical Psychology
ID Code:3208
Deposited By: Franceschi, Paul
Deposited On:10 Oct 2003
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:55

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