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Delusions, Illusions and Inference under Uncertainty†
Article first published online: 1 FEB 2013
© 2013 Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Mind & Language
Volume 28, Issue 1, pages 57–71, February 2013
How to Cite
Hohwy, J. (2013), Delusions, Illusions and Inference under Uncertainty. Mind & Language, 28: 57–71. doi: 10.1111/mila.12008
- Issue published online: 1 FEB 2013
- Article first published online: 1 FEB 2013
Three challenges to a unified understanding of delusions emerge from Radden's On Delusion (2011). Here, I propose that in order to respond to these challenges, and to work towards a unifying framework for delusions, we should see delusions as arising in inference under uncertainty. This proposal is based on the observation that delusions in key respects are surprisingly like perceptual illusions, and it is developed further by focusing particularly on individual differences in uncertainty expectations.