%A Paul Franceschi %T An Analytic View of Delusion %X 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 analyzed. This suggests finally a way susceptible of improving the efficiency of cognitive therapy for delusions. %D 2002 %K cognitive-behavioral, psychosis, delusions, argument, fallacy %L cogprints2312