Understanding delusions of alien control

Abstract
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
Keywords Alien  Control  Schizophrenia  Science  Self-awareness  Sass, L
Categories (categorize this paper)
Options
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history Request removal from index
 
Download options
PhilPapers Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy on self-archival     Papers currently archived: 11,808
External links
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library
References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Citations of this work BETA
Similar books and articles
Hanna Pickard (2010). Schizophrenia and the Epistemology of Self-Knowledge. European Journal of Analytic Philosophy 6 (1):55 - 74.
Mads Gram Henriksen (2013). On Incomprehensibility in Schizophrenia. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 12 (1):105-129.
Sean A. Spence (2001). Alien Control: From Phenomenology to Cognitive Neurobiology. Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 8 (2-3):163-172.
Analytics

Monthly downloads

Added to index

2009-01-28

Total downloads

52 ( #33,053 of 1,099,787 )

Recent downloads (6 months)

3 ( #126,844 of 1,099,787 )

How can I increase my downloads?

My notes
Sign in to use this feature


Discussion
Start a new thread
Order:
There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.