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  1. Rick A. Adams, Harriet R. Brown & Karl J. Friston (2015). Bayesian Inference, Predictive Coding and Delusions. Avant. The Journal of the Philosophical-Interdisciplinary Vanguard (3):51-88.
    This paper considers psychotic symptoms in terms of false inferences or beliefs. It is based on the notion that the brain is an organ of inference that actively constructs hypotheses to explain or predict its sensations. This perspective provides a normative (Bayes optimal) account of action and perception that emphasises probabilistic representations; in particular, the confidence or precision of beliefs about the world. We consider sensory attenuation deficits, catatonia and delusions as various expressions of the same core pathology: namely, an (...)
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  2. Max Coltheart (2015). From the Internal Lexicon to Delusional Belief. Avant. The Journal of the Philosophical-Interdisciplinary Vanguard (3/2014):19-29.
    In this overview, Author presents the development of his approach—the twofactor account of delusions—drawing attention to the neuropsychological research on delusions (the role of brain damage in the formation of delusions), as well as to the differences between explaining monothematic and polythematic delusions (this differentiation is not analyzed in detail in the present volume). He also sketches the most promising issues in the current research on delusions.
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  3. Jakob Hohwy (2015). Reflections on Predictive Processing and the Mind. An Interview. Avant. The Journal of the Philosophical-Interdisciplinary Vanguard (3):145-152.
  4. Andrzej Kapusta (2015). Delusions in the Phenomenological Perspective. Avant. The Journal of the Philosophical-Interdisciplinary Vanguard (3):113-125.
    The aim of the article is to present the contemporary concepts of delusions from the phenomenological perspective. The difficulties to define delusions and the examples of delusional disorders, such as delusional mood, Cotard’s syndrome, or Capgras delusions, serve as the point of departure for this analysis. The questions of the phenomenological understanding of delusions are presented in the context of Karl Jaspers' theory of the incomprehensibility of psychotic thinking (primary delusions, delusional mood). The subsequent analysis presents the constraints of contemporary (...)
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  5. Jakub Ryszard Matyja (2015). Mearleau-Ponty Meets Enactivism. A Book Review. [REVIEW] Avant. The Journal of the Philosophical-Interdisciplinary Vanguard (3):160-163.
    A book review of 'The Intercorporeal Self. Merleau-Ponty on Subjectivity'.
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  6. Jakub Ryszard Matyja (2015). Philosophy of the Performing Arts. A Book Review. [REVIEW] Avant. The Journal of the Philosophical-Interdisciplinary Vanguard (3):164-166.
    A book review of 'Philosophy of the Performing Arts'.
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  7. Kengo Miyazono & Lisa Bortolotti (2015). The Causal Role Argument Against Doxasticism About Delusions. Avant. The Journal of the Philosophical-Interdisciplinary Vanguard (3):30-50.
    In this paper we consider an argument that is very influential in the philosophical literature, the argument from causal role against the view that delusions are beliefs. The argument has two premises, that many delusions fail to play belief-roles and that playing belief-roles is necessary for a mental state to be a belief. We assess both premises and suggest that they should be resisted.
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  8. Przemysław Nowakowski (2015). On Embodiment in Predictions. A Book Review. [REVIEW] Avant. The Journal of the Philosophical-Interdisciplinary Vanguard (3):155-159.
  9. Przemysław Nowakowski (2015). Delusions: Between Phenomenology and Prediction. Avant. The Journal of the Philosophical-Interdisciplinary Vanguard (3/2014):11-16.
    One of the leading and central figures in research on delusions, Max Coltheart, presents and summarises his heretofore work in a short text. Miyazono and Bortolotti present an interesting argument aimed at the charges against the doxastic concept of delusions. Adams, Brown and Friston showcase a predictive-Bayesian concept of delusions. Young criticizes the current changes in the two-factor account of delusions and argues that the role of experience should not be dismissed within it. Kapusta presents an interesting, phenomenological approach to (...)
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  10. Garry Young (2015). Amending the Revisionist Model of the Capgras Delusion: A Further Argument for the Role of Patient Experience in Delusional Belief Formation. Avant. The Journal of the Philosophical-Interdisciplinary Vanguard (3):89-112.
    Recent papers on the Capgras delusion have focused on the role played by subpersonal abductive inference in the formation and maintenance of the delusional belief. In these accounts, the delusional belief is posited as the first delusion-related event of which the patient is conscious. As a consequence, an explanatory role for anomalous patient experience is denied. The aim of this paper is to challenge this revisionist position and to integrate subpersonal inference within a model of the Capgras delusion which includes (...)
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