Understanding delusions of alien control
Roessler, Johannes. (2001) Understanding delusions of alien control. Philosophy, Psychiatry & Psychology, Vol.8 (No.2). pp. 177-187. ISSN 1071-6076Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/ppp.2001.0015
According to Jaspers, claims to the effect that one's thoughts, impulses, or actions are controlled by others belong to those schizophrenic symptoms that are not susceptible to any psychological explanation. In opposition to Jaspers, it has recently been suggested that such claims can be made intelligible by distinguishing two ingredients in our common sense notion of ownership of a thought: It is one thing for a thought to occur in my stream of consciousness; it is another for it to be interpretable in terms of my propositional attitudes. I argue that this distinction cannot be sustained and pursue an alternative suggestion, drawing on Louis Sass's "solipsist interpretation" of schizophrenia.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BD Speculative Philosophy
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Philosophy|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Delusions, Passivity (Psychology), Schizophrenia, Solipsism, Self-consciousness (Awareness)|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Philosophy, Psychiatry & Psychology|
|Publisher:||Johns Hopkins University Press|
|Page Range:||pp. 177-187|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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