A Davidsonian perspective on psychiatric delusions

Philosophical Psychology 24 (5):659 - 677 (2011)
A number of philosophers have argued that psychiatric delusions threaten Donald Davidson's rationalist account of intentional agency. I argue that a careful look at both Davidson's account and psychiatric delusions shows that, in fact, the two are perfectly compatible. Indeed, a Davidsonian perspective on psychiatric delusions proves remarkably illuminating
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1080/09515089.2011.562642
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
Edit this record
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Mark as duplicate
Request removal from index
Revision history
Download options
Our Archive

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 30,248
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
Rational Animals.Donald Davidson - 1982 - Dialectica 36 (4):317-28.
General Psychopathology.Karl Jaspers - 1913 - Johns Hopkins University Press.
Delusions as 'Wrong Beliefs': A Conceptual History.G. Berrios - 1991 - British Journal of Psychiatry 159:6-13.
Delusions and the Background of Rationality.Lisa Bortolotti - 2005 - Mind and Language 20 (2):189-208.

View all 11 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Add more citations

Similar books and articles
Only a Philosopher or a Madman: Impractical Delusions in Philosophy and Psychiatry.Marga Reimer - 2010 - Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 17 (4):315-328.
Delusions as Doxastic States: Contexts, Compartments, and Commitments.Tim Bayne - 2010 - Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 17 (4):329-336.
Are the Deluded Believers? Are Philosophers Among the Deluded?George Graham - 2010 - Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 17 (4):337-339.
Added to PP index

Total downloads
69 ( #78,411 of 2,193,089 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
2 ( #145,544 of 2,193,089 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Monthly downloads
My notes
Sign in to use this feature